My inherent need to create sculptures lead me to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) where I worked primarily in metal. During my sophomore year I took an installations course with Sarah Doherty. Through her course I realized that in installations, as well as in any piece, light has the ability to create an atmosphere and invoke a feeling. Her class resulted in my desire to work in glass because it conducts light like no other material. I took an internship at the Corradetti Glass Studio. Assisting Anthony Corradetti reassured me that I wanted to work in glass. So I transferred from MICA were I was working with metal to the Alberta College of Art to study glass. I am grateful to artists like Doherty and Corradetti who shape my art education. I am eager to continue producing work and gleaning information and inspiration from a variety of sources.