I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and am currently living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I grew up practicing several of the arts, including drawing, music, and dance. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, and have been a specialized pediatric ICU nurse for five years. My area of study at AAU is an MFA in Painting/Drawing. With my background in healthcare, I have a strong interest in anatomy and drawing the human figure, and that is my preferred subject matter. I work mostly in charcoal and more recently oil paint, and enjoy making art related to sociopolitical topics, and using darker imagery to convey my messages. I am an avid outdoors adventurer, traveler, yogi, and dog/cat mom.