I am an artist with a terminal degree (MFA) where my thesis specialized in sculpture, installation art, virtual reality, the crossroads between art and mental health. In addition, I have a BA in Sculpture where I mastered welding and iron casting processes. Since I grew up in an art gallery, I have 20 years of experience in the arts. I have shown my work nationally and I have been published. I also have an M.Ed in Adult Education and Training. In education, I have over 10 years of experience teaching and advising in higher education. Finally, I am a trauma advocate as a trauma survivor. I have given several public speeches about art and trauma.