My work won many awards, the last being an honorable mention for a collage in the juried show at the Queens Historical Society. I teach photography and animation to middle school students in New York City. This year I had the honor of receiving the NYCATA/UFT Art Teacher Award. In the summer of 2013 I was given a grant to practiced my art at the Byrdcliffe Art Residence Program, in Woodstock New York developed and led numerous local, city and state educational art initiatives. Prior to teaching I worked in the publishing industry. I received my Masters Degree in Art and Education and hold a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting. I credit my love of New York City’s urban landscape as my greatest influence.