I am a ceramic sculptor new to the Santa Cruz area.
I was not always an artist. As a nature lover obsessed with the ocean, I completed a bachelor of science in biology at The College of William and Mary and a master of science in biology from California State University, Northridge. During my MS in Bob Carpenter's lab, I studied the effects of climate change on the kelp forests of California and the coral reefs of French Polynesia. Find out more about my life as a scientist here.
At the end of 2015, I decided to switch careers from marine ecology and conservation to art. Since then, I have worked with Julie K. Anderson in her studio in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, helped my partner, Mike Gil, with his ongoing fish behavior research in Thailand, completed a post-baccalaureate year with Scott Parady at Sacramento State University, and more recently, finished a 9-month residency at the Mendocino Art Center.
If you don't find me in the studio, I am usually reading a booking, running, taking pictures of marine organisms or eating Mexican food!