graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY with a BFA in drawing and has a Masters in Teaching specializing in children with special needs from Pace University. She has taught art in the NYC public schools to children with severe special needs. She served in the Peace Corps in the Eastern Caribbean where she worked in community development focusing on special education teaching and training. She also co-directed Grenada's inaugural nationwide Camp G.L.O.W. (Girls Leading Our World) to empower secondary school girls to assess and take action on personal goals and community issues. She is a practicing artist specializing in drawing, oil painting and bookmaking. Art and community development is her passion and she has been able to bring those together with her work at the Art Garage.