As an artist and early childhood educator I use my creativity and imagination to foster compassion. I teach 3/4s at the Barrow Street Nursery School and am nearing completion of my Master's in Early Childhood Education at Hunter College. My introduction to teaching developed out of my experience as art director of Kingsley Pines Camp (watch a video featuring my words, voiceover, and teaching here) and then as a teaching artist at the Children's Museum of the Arts in NYC.
Drawing and painting defined my time at the College of Wooster where I graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art and a minor in English (view my Independent Study here). While at Wooster, I participated in the New York Arts Program as an intern for Bruce Pearson, Nancy Bowen, and Daniel Zeller.
My experience with NYAP, and particularly with my mentor Emilie Clark, reminds me to honor art in my every pursuit and carve out space such that this essential component of me is never lost.