I studied Viola under Licia Clark at People's School for Creative Arts. Having graduated high school in 2008, I attended Fresno Pacific University. After auditioning, I joined the Baroque Orchestra and University String Quartet that was directed by Dieter Wulfhorst, the music professor and interim principle Cellist in the Fresno Philharmonic. During my time at Fresno Pacific, I studied under Susan Doering, Concertmaster of the Tulare County Symphony Orchestra and Principal Second Violin of the El Paso Opera. I graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors in Studio Art. I am still a professional artist, however with 5 years of teaching music lessons, I have found that it is just as rewarding and plan to keep teaching.