As an artist, I strive to capture the essence of my own experiences. I am influenced particularly by the time I spent living in Senegal, Spain, and the Caribbean. I studied at the U of Miami under Christine Federighi whose work has always served as an inspiration to me. I earned my BFA in ceramics, minoring in art history and printmaking. I am interested in how we all thrive or struggle in different ways due to the environment we find ourselves in. I often reflect on the legacy this process leaves behind. What are the impressions left on me or by me? My forms take root in the natural world. My desire is to create sculptures in which vulnerability and strength are revealed together.