I am born and raised in Woodinville, Washington. I have always loved the nature Washington has to offer, spending a lot of time camping and hiking over the years. The area I grew up in was largely suburban. I rarely had a chance to visit Seattle, but since moving here for school I have come to love the city. I went to a STEM focused high school where art was not in the picture for me outside of a graphic design class. Since deciding to more seriously pursue art at University of Washington, I have been lucky to learn from Erin Meyer, Larry Huang, Ryan Weatherly, Ann Gale, Dan Paz, Michael Swaine, David Brody, Tivon Rice, James Coupe, Philip Govedare, and Helen O’Toole.