I am an illustrator from Laguna Beach, California. IN May 2020, I graduated Honors Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration. During my last semester, Sizzix took me on as a Creative Intern. In 2018, a study abroad experience in Mexico allowed me to authentically study Frida Kahlo and Mexican Muralism. During that trip, Walls that Unite held a service learning project In Ojos de agua, Guanajuato. We encouraged the students to develop a sense of community, which helped them complete a mural project that was later hung in their community center. Using my voice in the creation process gives my work genuine qualities that are unique to me as an artist.

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