I have an international background in public education, marketing, and event planning.
In addition to my professional expertise, I am curious, resourceful, and a self-taught artist. My art and map embroidery is driven by a need to understand the built environment, and to communicate how it impacts our lives and our home, earth.
I studied developing and developed nations around the world at Franklin University in Switzerland, and received a B.A. in Economic History and Environmental Science. My thesis examined the employment impact of the Industrial Revolution and the subsequent emergence of the first centralized national welfare system.
After several years teaching in formal and informal settings, I started a Master’s degree in Environmental Conservation Education at New York University. Throughout my time at NYU, I focused on marketing and fundraising strategies for Nonprofit businesses. I also worked in these areas at prestigious institutions, including but not limited to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rainforest Alliance. My graduate thesis explored optimum questions and conditions for Nonprofit businesses to manage volunteers – the greatest institutional asset.
In 2018 I started sewing after leaving an abusive partner. It quickly evolved from a therapeutic hobby to a full-blown passion.
In 2020 I opened my store, Crewel And Kind, to sell my embroidery and prints, and to promote my Central Park project. The hand sewn table runner in my self-portrait was inspired by the passing of my grandfather, who was an architect and native New Yorker. My goal is to educate the public on the vision of Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park, and to raise awareness of the history and future potential for this monumental landscape.