I currently work as a freelance production artist/graphic designer, and as an English tutor for the local community college working with adult ESL students. I have worked in graphic design for 10 years for startup companies, California State University, Fullerton, independent photographers, Ad companies, recruiters, and individuals. I hold both a BA and MA degree in English from California State University, Fullerton, two semesters of a post graduate Teaching Reading and Learning certificate program, a certificate in teaching English composition, a certificate in foundational graphic design studies, and 1 year of formal training in Interactive Media Design from the Art Institute of Orange County.

During my graduate studies I presented both my undergraduate and graduate research at over 8 conferences and was invited to speak about professional development on a few occasions. I received several awards for both research and academic success. I presented at an international convention and was invited to present at UC Berkeley on my research for the historical figure Nimrod in ancient literature. The area of concentration I picked for my master project focused the portrayal of women in early American and English Victorian sensation and detective fiction novels, including the periods prior in the vein of Gothic fiction.

Two years ago I embarked on an independent project to paint one watercolor piece a day. I had never used the medium before and thought it would be a great project. Although trained in fine art and foundational graphic design studies, I felt intimidated by watercolors. Like so many others, I fell in love.

This year I decided to begin donating 5% of all art sales from my watercolors to AmericanForests.org for forest conservation. I am also featured on Ourmothernature.com.

I hope you enjoy the creative pieces you find on my Instagram and if you are interested in purchasing a painting please visit my Etsy.If you are interested in my graphic design experience or academic achievements you can view my professional CV below or email me for a copy of my resume.


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