Having spent much of her career as Associate Vice-Chancellor of Governmental Relations for City College of San Francisco, her work is never far from incorporating the political into the art world; bringing the obligation of being human into the conversation. Educated at UC Santa Barbara, Tulane, and UC Berkeley, she received a national award for effort, initiative, and innovation in bringing together 60 different art departments to create 125 life size statues to visually show how budget cuts are negatively impacting our students and to fight for public education. This was followed by a series of 90 life size soft sculptures demonstrating how community colleges change lives for the better.
Recent accomplishments include the Juror’s Award at Gearbox Gallery’s Wild/Mind exhibition, a solo show of her Portrayals: Faces from the Classroom series at the June Steingart Gallery, Laney College, and participation in Politically Charged at BlueLine Arts and Visions of Clay at San Joaquin Delta College. Other honors include an Award of Excellence from the National Juried Show at ACCI Gallery and inclusion in Ceramics Monthly’s feature of Outstanding Ceramics Students.
Her mother taught her to never be afraid of drawing off the edge of the paper or of making mistakes and remains an inspiration.