Raised as an Air Force brat, I’m not used to settling down in one place for very long. My upbringing is that of a mix of everything… I was born in Montana, but raised in California, England, Germany, Texas, Arizona, and Oregon: I’m a fusion girl.

I now reside in Portland, Oregon. This has been a recent move from Eugene, Oregon, my college town, where I could perennially masquerade as a college student. Now I have to pass as an adult in Portland! In addition to obsessing about recipes, I also make art in my non-work time, which can be seen at my website, Lucent Arts Studio.

detail of Tendrilsdetail of Diatom Cup

An undercurrent in my life is my love of art, a passion which can ebb and flow in regards to making but always resides within me.

My education in art began with my first classes at the University of Oregon’s Craft Center, eight years ago. Since then I have received my BS in Biology at the University of Oregon and am working on the Hill at OHSU in the Brehm Lab.

My interests lie within creating an artistic expression for my love of science, and continuing to pursue the making of bright shiny objects, beautiful things that appeal to the crow in me.

detail of Blue Nuclei

Online Representation:
Lucent Arts Studio