Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Master of Arts in Art Therapy, 2013

Alfred University
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Concentration in Ceramics), Magna cum Laude, 2009

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Attended 8/2005 through 5/2006


Professional Experience

Cooperative Studio Involvement                                                   The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA: Work-Exchange Program, 2010- 2011             Red Dirt Studio, Mt. Rainier, MD: Seminar Artist, 2009- 2010

Teaching Experience                                                              Children's Ceramic Instructor 2010-2011, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA       Teaching Artist 2009- 2010, Project Create, Washington, DC                       Encaustic Workshop 6/2010, Red Dirt Studio, Mt. Rainier, MD

Art Therapy                           
Senior Mental Health Worker & Art Therapist, Heartland Alliance Pathways Home
     Safe Haven, Chicago, IL, current
Art Therapy Intern, Heartland Alliance Mental Health Addiction Services,
     Chicago, IL, 8/2012- 5/2-13
Art Therapy Intern, New Foundation Center, Northfield, IL, 2/2012 to 7/2012

Artist's Assistant
Studio Assistant for Poppi,Inc., a handmade jewelry company, 2009- 2010
Studio Assistant for Margaret Boozer, Red Dirt Studio, 2009- 2010


Exhibitions

Reconciliation: The Art Practice of the Art Therapist, M.A. Art Therapy Thesis
     Exhibition, The Open Studio Project, Evanston, IL, 4/2013
The Art of Connection, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL,
     12/2013
Vino + Van Gogh, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Annual Fundraiser, 10/2012
21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, 8/2012
Our Community, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, 5/2011
Body and Soul, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, 10/2010 to 11/2010

Artists of the Gateway District, Gateway Art Center, Brentwood, MD, 4/2010
Open Studio, Red Dirt Studio, 12/2009 and 5/2010
BFA Thesis Show, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, 5/2009
College Clay Collective 2009 (honorable mention), Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY
Junior Painting Show 2008, Turner Student Gallery, Alfred University
Alfred University Accreditation Show 2007, faculty selected student work
MICA Foundation Show 2006, faculty selected student work


Awards and Honors 

Art on Campus Award, Alfred University
Lisa Elwell Ceramic Artist Endowed Encouragement Award, Alfred University   
Miller Portfolio Scholarship, Alfred University
Art Portfolio Scholarship, Alfred University
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Alfred University
Harriet and Philip Klein Scholarship, MICA
Trustees Scholarship, MICA
MICA Talent Grant
MICA Achievement Award
Accepted to Summer Residency at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts,
     2009