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Art Teacher/Mentor

07/22/22          Washington D.C.

Fusion Academy

  • Taught art one-on-one to students ages 12-19, with flexible instruction to accommodate student goals, experiences, and learning needs. Lessons included Printmaking, Street Art/Public Art, Comics, Traditional Drawing, Digital Art, and Abstract Painting.


  • Planned small group classes, social art activities, and shows.


  • Worked with students to compile portfolios for art schools and colleges.


  • Adapted lessons and teaching styles for students with a variety of learning differences, including Autism, ADHD, and Executive Functioning Disorders.


  • Taught hight school History and English classes with a focus on hands-on learning, creative writing, and critical thinking, close readings, and discussion groups.


  • Used Canvas, Salesforce, Matrix, and Microsoft Office to plan classes and chart student progress.

3/22 -6/22

New Britain, CT

Traveling Environmental Educator

Nature's Classroom

  • Worked with a team to teach 5-8th graders wilderness survival skills, environmental awareness, and
    basic science through hands-on learning and living simulations.


  • Used the Socratic Method to engage students in a wider understanding of current events and scientific theory, encouraging them to think about their place in the world and responsibility to it..


  • Researched and created new team-building exercises and outdoor activities- particularly ones based
    on creative thinking, storytelling, reflection, and observation of the natural world.


7/21 -Present

San Luis Obispo, CA

Freelance Illustration and Teaching


  • Hosted private workshops and classes for the public in person and online.

  • Created hand-drawn web design, illustration, and graphics for clients.

  • Taught comics and art classes to K-12 students through Arts Outreach Los Olivos.

9/20 – 5/21

Madison, WI

Drawing Methods and Concepts: Teaching Assistant

University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Taught university-level art students technical and creative skills, with a focus on play, improvisation, and experimentation.

  • Taught during COVID-19- managed sudden changes in format, adapted my courses to an online environment. Designed class plans that allowed for student interaction, outdoor time, and assignment variations to fit the students' circumstances.

  • Continued to host comics work parties for other artists online.

  • Critique and evaluation of student work, in one-on-one sessions and in groups.

  • Managed classes through Zoom and Canvas.

9/19 – 5/20

Madison, WI

Comics: Teaching Assistant

University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Documented student work and produced student zines at the end of the semester.

  • Kept Comic Room organized.

  • Ran Comics Club, a weekend workshop for those who could not take the full course, devising activities and prompts.

  • Created a lively, energetic, and welcoming atmosphere where students felt comfortable making and sharing stories.


4/15 – 8/19

San Simeon, CA

Guide I
Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument (California State Parks)

  • Led groups of 1- 60 people on 60-100 minute tours.

  • Organized and delivered individual presentations, tailoring information to educate and engage diverse audiences.

  • Researched museum history and related topics.

  • Regularly updated the San Simeon Calendar for the other guides, finding and verifying relevant anniversaries, birthdays, and events that could be discussed on tour.

  • Special duties included leading school groups and training new guides.




2009 – 2014
University of California Santa Cruz

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking | GPA: 3.4

2018 – 2021
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Masters of Fine Arts in Comics, and Graphic Storytelling | GPA: 4.0



9/18 – 5/19
University of Wisconsin Madison Fellowship (Block Grant)

University of Wisconsin-Madison


b.1991 | 1-805-215-6964 |



University of Wisconsin, Madison

MFA Candidate, Printmaking/Comics Focus. Expected Graduation: 5/21

University of California, Santa Cruz

Bachelor of Art, Focus in Printmaking and Sculpture. Graduation: 3/14.



9/18 University of Wisconsin Madison Fellowship (Block Grant) Madison, WI

2/13 Art+ Scholarship- Recipient Santa Cruz, CA

3/13 Porter College Grant Recipient Santa Cruz, CA




4/21 Lost In Cyberspace: An Online MFA Show

1/20 Tales from the Drawing Room. Gallery 7, Madison WI

6/17- 4/18 Untitled. Sunfire Gallery, Cayucus CA

6/18 Untitled. Cambria CA

10/14- 10/18 SLO Open Studios Art Tour. W. Benton St. San Luis Obispo CA

2/14 Flesh And Flowers. Eduardo Carrillo Gallery, Santa Cruz CA



5/21 Print and Resist. Communications. Madison, WI

3/21 Toula Gallery Artist Spotlight. Online. Madison, WI

1/20- 9/20 Data Research Bazaar. Wisconsin Institute of Discovery. Madison WI

11/19 Ossuaries. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Milwaukee WI

11/19 What Now? Arts Loft Gallery. Madison WI

10/19 It's Time For Dinner. Arts Loft Gallery. Madison WI

6/19 Look Back, Move Forward. Arts Loft Gallery. Madison WI

4/17 Phantom Project 18. Phantom 18 Pop-Up Gallery. San Luis Obispo, CA

7/16 Printmakers 4x4 Show. SLO Museum of Art. San Luis Obispo. CA

6/13 UCSC Print Sale. UCSC Printmaking Studios. Santa Cruz, CA

12/12- 5/13 UCSC Queer Fashion Show. Porter College. Santa Cruz, CA

4/13 Art + Exhibition. Eduardo Carrillo Gallery. Santa Cruz CA

4/13- 7/13 Merced Printmakers Show. Merced Multicultural Arts Center.Merced, CA

4/13 Matchbox magazine- Contributor. Santa Cruz CA

2/13 Vagina Monologues. Stevenson College. Santa Cruz CA

1/13 Beth Stephens Engagement to Art. Jancar Gallery. Los Angeles CA

6/12 Game Design Art Show. UC Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA

1/10- 3/10 Fluxus Performances. Porter College. Santa Cruz, CA





8/9/2021 Zine Workshop (Hawthorne Elementary Staff). San Luis Obispo, CA

9/20- 5/21 Drawing Methods and Concepts. Teaching Assistant , University of Wisconsin, Madison

9/19- 6/20 Comics and Other Graphic Forms, 1&2. Teaching Assistant , University of Wisconsin, Madison

9/19- 12/19 Comics Club. (Workshop Leader) University of Wisconsin, Madison

3/19 Comics with Kids. Lakeview Library, Madison, WI

7/17 Found Object Printing. Atascadero Art Association Atascadero, CA

4/15- 8/19 Tour Guide. Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument. San Luis Obispo, CA

11/07, 11/13 Printmaking Demonstrator. Multiple Locations. San Luis Obispo & Los Osos, CA



8/22-10/22 ABSORB Magazine (Illustration)

7/21-9/21 COVID Foodways. (Illustrator) Madison, WI

6/20-8/20 Comics Online Summer Reading Group. (Founder) Madison, WI

10/18 Interactive Comics. Lakeview Library. Madison, WI

2/15-8/15 Creative Cross Pollinators. (Founder) San Luis Obispo, CA

9/14-9/15 Cuesta College Critiquing Circle. (Co-Founder) San Luis Obispo, CA

9/13-12/15 Central Coast Printmaker's Society. Santa Cruz, CA

11/11-6/12 Devil's Bargain- Computer Game Art Design. Santa Cruz, CA



4/23/21 Lost In Cyberspace- Show Opening. Online. University of Wisconsin, Madison

5/30/21 Reading. Online. University of Wisconsin, Madison

12/2/20 Colloquium Series Speaker. University of Wisconsin, Madison

11/30/20 Reading. Online. University of Wisconsin, Madison




Chelf, Jeff. The Common Self (Anthology). Self-Published. Madison, WI. 2021.

McCambridge, Paula. 'Opens Studios Starts Saturday in Slo County.'

The Tribune, October 5, 2015.

Hewitt, Crissa. 'Ears On Art' KCBX Radio Station, San Luis Obispo, CA. May 9, 2018.

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