College: Queensborough Community College
NYNY Internships: Queensborough Community Art Gallery
I am originally from a small town in Northeastern Ohio. Three years ago, I came to New York City in pursuit of a future that would allow me one day to transform various passions into a career in art education and design. Since moving here, I have met many challenges, and I have overcome them with renewed vigor and a radical reevaluation of my goals.
Early in my youth, I learned to serve as my own support system, and used my strengths in creative ways to overcome personal obstacles. Life’s disadvantages affected my growth, but in many positive ways. However, my grades in high school suffered, despite my actual potential. I learned that one creates one’s own luck, and, with hard work, I timely recovered and reawakened the thirst to exceed my potential. At seventeen I graduated from high school with acceptances into various art schools, both in and out of state, but without guidance or the funds to attend, I instead went into retail work for the next two years.
Eventually, the chance arose to move to New York, and I decided that this would be the most promising environment for personal opportunity to grow professionally, and individually. Since moving here I juggle work and school, both full-time, while maintaining a household. Despite these responsibilities, I still managed to maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher, and I am continually inspired by my instructors to challenge myself. It has been empowering to see what one can accomplish through will and belief in oneself.
Currently, I am majoring in Fine Art at Queensborough Community College, and I harbor a love for educating and helping others further knowledge and skill. My future focus falls somewhere between museum studies and visual design. Whether this leads me to a career in display advertisement or as a curator, my goals are to educate, and nourish imaginations. These interests have enriched my life, and with the awareness of their impact, I feel very passionate about assisting others and keeping the arts alive in our community.