Currently, I am the art director in the Office of Communications & Public Affairs at Columbia University, my main focus being the university publication The Record. Additionally, I work with Columbia researchers on a number of scientific and technical illustrations. I have a master of education degree (Ed.M) in Art Practice & Art Education from Columbia University. My scholarly research interests include the history of art education, particularly, uncovering the degree to which labor force demands have dictated art education curricula historically compared to the present. I earned my bachelor's degree (B.A) with a major in studio art, from Sarah Lawrence College and studied graphic design at the School of Visual Art. Furthermore, I ran my own craft figurine business, Go Leap©, for a number of years and now make figurines on a commission basis. In addition to my sculpture practice, I have been a professional graphic artist for over 20 years.