I am an artist, researcher, and teacher. I am passionate in my advocacy for art education and I currently serve on several advisory boards and state art education committees. I am an Art 21 Educator and has been working for the past year with this organization, which is a yearlong professional development initiative designed to cultivate and support K–12 educators interested in bringing contemporary art, artists, and ideas into their classrooms. In addition to my contributions as an art educator, I continues to work as a professional artist and exhibits my prints and paintings nationally.