1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Not too many people know that I am a painter, I've been in the arts my entire life and come from a line of very talented artists. I recently just learned how to work with oil paints and fell in love and now strictly paint with them. Art has always been a huge part of my life and something very key to who I am, but not something I talk about very often.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
My biggest passion has to be painting or drawing. It's the one thing that makes me feel completely at ease with myself. If I could do it all day every day I totally would. Since I'm graduating in the spring, for this last semester I fully immersed myself in art courses and couldn't be more excited. It's going to challenge me, but when it's something you love it's never considered work. I even get excited about the homework I get.
3. What are your goals for the future?
My goal for the future is to get into graduate school, I am getting my bachelor's in psychology and fully intend on getting a master's in child psych before going further to achieve my doctorate. I hope this path takes me to the West Coast where I have been applying to schools and really want to end up one day.
4. What is your definition of success?
My definition of success is just being happy with where your life takes you. If that means being some CEO making millions then great, but if it also means you're making next to nothing working at a battered woman's shelter, doing something that's worthwhile then cheers. I pray that one day I am happy with my life and career. That to me will mean that I have succeeded.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
Some projects I am currently working on are some paintings and screen printings. I love painting people and figures, so I have some big plans of doing very large-scale paintings of the models I am honored to draw in class. Other projects are things like meeting with the elder members of our communities, sitting and talking with them, meeting with professionals that work with them, and presenting my data at a conference in the Spring. A more simple one is being able to finish this one book that I've had for over a month.