I have a background as a Computer Scientist. I spent 3 years in college for various specializations in Computer Science, and achieved straight As through 40 classes, among other honors. The entire time, I was studying glass art independently. At the end of my time in college, I had no desire to work in the computer field, and decided to pursue both glass art, and scientific glass work. I immediately organized my life around moving across country to attend Salem Community College. I figure that an expansive independent study of glass art in conjunction with a formal education in scientific glass work will aid my abilities in producing my own artistic visions in glass.