Education

University of Cambridge - Master of Philosophy, Arts Education - 2017-2018

Yale University – Bachelor of Arts, Art – Quest Scholar - GPA 3.64 - 2011-2015                                                                                                                                            

University College London – Slade School of Fine Art - Year Abroad - 2013-2014

Independent Studio Programme - Sculpture

               

Lycée Français de New York - Baccalauréat Littéraire Franco-Américain, Mention Bien - 1996-2011 


Fellowships

Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship for the Arts - MHB Fellow - 2015-2016

The MHB Fellowship selected me as one of 3 students nationwide to be awarded $19,000 to conduct arts research abroad. My project involved spending a year studying the history and practice of European willow basketry in the two remaining basketmaking schools in Europe - l’École Nationale d’Osiériculture et de Vannerie and Staatliche Berufsfaschule für Flechtwerkgestaltung.

Yale Norfolk Summer School of Music and Art – Yale Norfolk Fellow - Summer 2014

The Yale Norfolk Program selected me as one of 26 artists nationwide to participate in this six-week artist residency.                  Notable alumni include Sheila Hicks, Eva Hesse, and Mickalene Thomas. 


Vocational Training

Association Ouvrière des Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France - Leatherworking apprentice - Fall 2016

Contrat d’apprentissage en alternance, maroquinier

I joined this guild of traveling craftsmen that dates back to the Middle Ages to gain insight on the effectiveness of its craft education. This secret society also happens to be the largest vocational program in France.

École Nationale d’Osiériculture et de Vannerie - Guest Student - 2015-2016

National School of Osierculture and Basketry                         

One of the two remaining basketmaking schools in Europe

Funded by the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship for the Arts

 

Staatliche Berufsfaschule für Flechtwerkgestaltung - Guest Student - Winter/Spring 2016

State Vocational School for Weaving and Design                                                                                                                              

One of the two remaining basketmaking schools in Europe                                                                                 

Funded by the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship for the Arts


Experience


Hornet Animations - Queens, NY - January 2019-present

  • Fabricator making sets, props, and puppets for commercials (Cyramza, Amazon, Honda) and films (Hardboiled).

Independent Support Services – New York, NY - 2017-present

  • Special Needs Life Development Coach – specializing in adults with autism

JM Weston– Limoges, France - Fall 2016

Luxury leatherworker specializing in belts and wallets

The Jim Henson Company – New York, NY - Summer 2013

  • Fabrication for Jane Henson’s “Nativity Story” on CBS

Yale University – New Haven, CT - 2011-2015

  • Yale Center for Language Studies – French Language and Culture Tutor, L1-L5

  • Yale Peabody Museum – Volunteer Preparator - making bird study skins and taxidermy mounts