My love for creating and working with my hands extends throughout my life. I jump between creative and mundane processes of making in order to navigate the day to day. Whether it is making a plan for the day, cooking a meal, or creating a new artwork, I crave and thrive on the intention of assembling things. I have recently received my MFA and have returned to my home town of West Bend, Wisconsin. Living and studying abroad in South Africa for four years, granted me the opportunity to immerse myself within the support of an educational environment while also broadening my knowledge of materiality and making. Along with many new practical skills, I have developed an increasing interest in teaching and community based art. I recently received an internship position at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, where I hope to gain experience in arts programming and education.