I am an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Hawkeye Community College. I earned a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design from Iowa State University. I am a practicing visual artist living and working in the Cedar Valley in northeast Iowa. My work is influenced by Pop Art humor, the bold colors and communication of 20th Century Cuban political posters, the flat patterns of Matisse and 19th century decorative art, and the use of repetition and form found in the works of Magdalena Abakanowicz. I enjoy cooking, reading, hiking, going on bike rides, and worshipping together with my husband and two lovely daughters.