May 2010, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA

·         B.S. Art Education

                              ·         B.F.A. Crafts

·         Summa Cum Laude

·         Dean’s List

May 2013, Temple’s Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

·         M.F.A. Crafts

·         Awarded T/A position with full tuition remission and stipend 

·         GPA:  3.95




                2008 Summer Session, Cornwall Terrace Elementary, Wyomissing, PA                                                                        

                Early Field Experience

·         Created and taught a lesson based on resourcefulness and animal habitats

·         Incorporated cooperative learning to tie together students’ overall curriculum; assisted in bringing computer

            technology to the art classroom

2009 Fall, Northwestern Lehigh Elementary, New Tripoli, PA

Clinical Experience

·         Taught and developed lesson plans for K-5 grade

·         Lessons strived to create an atmosphere for student achievement and creativity

2009 Fall, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Clinical Experience

·         Assisted in curatorial responsibilities

·         Enriched students’ museum experience with teaching correlating activity

2011 Spring, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Instructor of Record

·         Created and taught curriculum for non-art undergraduates, Fibers for Non-BFAs, that focused on many traditional fiber techniques

·         Through the creation of projects and out-of-class assignments that fostered creative thinking, students were encouraged to apply

             concepts that they learned to their own careers 

·         Techniques taught during the semester:  tapestry; soft sculpture construction; surface design:  dyeing using MX cold water dyes

             (immersion, low water immersion, shibori, block and clamp resists, wax resists, discharges, etc.), utilizing fabric paints for monoprints,

             image transfers, embroidery, and machine stitching    




·         2005-2008; National Art Education Association (NAEA) student chapter member

·         2007, NAEA national chapter; 2006-2009; National Conference, NYC

·         Fall 2008-2009, Kutztown University Crafts Club member

·         2008-2009, Art Association of Harrisburg Member

·         2009, Kutztown University student run Performance Piece, “Glass Hearts”, Visual Director

·         Participated in numerous Student/Professional Art Exhibitions, Most Notably:

o    2005, Gold Key Exhibition at Allentown Art Museum; Awarded Gold Key Prize

o    Summer 2008, Art of the State, Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Harrisburg

o    Spring 2008, Individual exhibit at the Kutztown University Bear’s Den Gallery

o    Spring 2008, Fiber Arts Show, Surcle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

o    Spring 2009, “Figuratively Speaking”, AAH Gallery, Harrisburg, PA; Second Place in Sculpture

o    Spring 2009, Group Fiber Collective, Brick Wall Gallery, Kutztown University

o    Spring 2009, Craft Exhibition at the Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown, PA

o    Summer 2009, Berks Art Alliance Annual Juried Show, Reading Public Museum

o    Spring 2011, “Daily Fiber Intake”, Some Things Looming Gallery, Reading, PA

o    Fall 2011, “Jambalaya”, Stella Elkins Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

o     March 2012, “BANG!”, Juried Group Show, The Power Plant, Philadelphia, PA,

o    March, 2012, “Delicate Place”, Solo MFA Thesis Show, Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; (catalogue)

·         Summer 2009, Scholarship to Peter’s Valley School of Craft

·         July 2010, Key Speaker at the Annual Kutztown University Provost Meeting

·         Spring 2010 Recipient of the J. K. Pawling Excellence in Craft Award, Kutztown University

·         Fall 2010-Spring 2011, Recipient of the Graduate Teaching Assistantship at the Tyler School of Art



                2004-2011, Lehigh Valley Builders Association, Allentown, PA

·         Organized special events and aided with fund raising events

·         Learned basic office skills


Fall 2008-Spring 2009, Kutztown University, Crafts Department, Kutztown, PA

·         Monitored Fibers Studio

·         Helped organize and order special studio materials


Summer 2009, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

·         Assisted Textile Curator in archiving new costume collection

·         Involved with installation of “Fashion in Films” exhibit

Summer 2009 and Summer 2010, Professional Artist’s Assistant

·         Worked closely with lighting artist, Lynn Godley, to prepare for an upcoming show at the

             Goggle Works, Reading, PA and Albright College, Reading, PA

·         Aided fiber artist, Barbara Schulman, with prep work for her personal work and prepared

            Photoshop documents for textile design manufacturing 

January 2010, Assisted Professional Artist in Residency

·         Nene Humphrey’s, Circling the Center, is an installation encompassing  performance, installation

            and collaborative art-making between a sculptor, a weaver, a sound designer and members of the Kutztown community

·         I assisted in the creation of the Victorian mourning braiding, the physical aspect of the installation

Fall 2010-Spring 2011, Teaching Assistant for Fiber and Materials Studies Department, Tyler School of Art  

                        ·         Assisted undergraduate classes including:  silkscreen, surface design, and alternative materials

                        ·         Duties included preparing samples, giving demonstrations of equipment and techniques,

                                           and answering questions during class time

Summer-Fall 2012, Commissioned Sculpture

               ·         Worked together with artist, David Quay, in the creation of a commissioned five foot Buddha sculpture for a public space

                        ·         Required extensive knowledge of traditional plaster  sculpting and faux finishing




             ·         Concentration in Fiber Arts (weaving, embroidery, knotting, felting, dying techniques, silk-screening, using alternative materials, etc.)

            ·         Video editing, digital photography, mold-making,  basic metal-smithing skills, printmaking, theatrical set design

            ·         Computer:  Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Cinema 4-D