I am also proud to be a Teaching Artist in ArtsWestchester's distinguished Teaching Artist Residency Program. Through my affiliation with ArtsWestchester I have done artist residencies at: Westchester Hills School 29, Yonkers, NY, Mount Vernon Public Library, Mount Vernon, NY, Unity Gardens, a senior residence, Mount Vernon, NY, and Heartsong, a music and art therapy center for children with disabilities, White Plains, NY.
In my spare time I create art, and specialize in collage. I frequently exhibit my artwork, and have participated in Group Art Shows as well as Juried Exhibitions in New York City and Westchester County, NY.
I received my Masters of Arts in Teaching with distinction from Manhattanville College. I have Professional Certifications from New York State Education Department to teach Early Childhood (birth - grade 2), Childhood Education (grades 1 - 6), and Visual Arts (K - 12). I am also a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education.
I have a degree in Textile Surface Design Cum Laude from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. I developed print designs for Nautica International as well as other print design studios in Manhattan for the fashion and bedding industries. In addition, I designed packaging and retail materials at Tommy Hilfiger Home.