I never considered myself an artist growing up. I couldn’t draw a hand that looked like a hand, I couldn’t paint a landscape. That all changed my senior year of high school when I discovered photography. Since that time, my art making process has grown in depth and breadth to include a variety of traditional and digital mediums.
I followed my love of digital art into college at Loyola University Chicago, where I majored in Film and Digital Media Production, and minored in Photography. As I prepared to graduate from LUC in 2017, I reflected back on the impact my high school photography class had on me, and decided my next step was to pay it forward and head back to the classroom as a teacher.
I graduated from DePaul University in June of 2019 with a Master’s in Secondary Education – Visual Art. Prior to completing my degree, I student taught in a high school digital art class on Chicago’s Southside.
Since moving to St. Louis in July 2019, I have worked with students at various of levels as a substitute teacher in the St. Louis Public School District. I look forward to having my own art classroom in the 2020-2021 school year!