Since graduating from UCI years and years ago I’ve meandered this way and that welcoming different experiences as my camera allowed me to meet people and be in places I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.
Where did you go to school and what was your major?
I received my BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in photography from U.C. Irvine. I’ve been working in the professional photography world for 20 years before transitioning into teaching over the last five years. I love sharing my passion for image making with students.
What is your highest degree held?
Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
To hear and see the way teens see their worlds as they learn to express themselves through the lens of a camera energizes me. When I taught my first photography course, I remember feeling so surprised how happy I felt after class. I witnessed a small part of my passion for photography inspire some students to slow down and notice what’s around them with more curiosity and that exchange feels invaluable.
How long have you been teaching/working in education?
I’ve been weaving in and out (photography assignments mixed with some teaching) for the last eight years and fully committed the last three.
What is your favorite thing about LCS?
No loud bells, the mysterious Timberwolf, and the students of course.
What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, although I spent more time devouring the pages of every National Geographic in my parent’s collection than reading novels. That came later.