Growing up with a father working in commercial art, my childhood was
immersed in this wonderful world which helped shape my experiences.
Art was an important part of my upbringing; I was enrolled in art
programming at the age of three and learned to define my own process.
This art experience continued into my post secondary education where I
attended York University with studies in Visual/Fine Arts. Exposed to
sociology as part of the regular course outline, I found myself understand
ing a language that spoke to me from the heart. I switched disciplines and
continued to serve communities through this new filter.
This lead me to earning a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology Degree with a strong focus on courses within Visual/Fine Arts. I then spent several years working within the social services community of the Greater Toronto Area, as a case worker and educational assistant for special needs students. After years of working within this field, I really wanted to incorporate art into the programming. Although this wasn't always possible, I knew I would someday be combining my skills as a sociologist with my passion for art.