My love for animation peaked while majoring in Graphic Design at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin MA. . My senior project, a series of short stop motion claymations, won me the School of Design Art Award at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA. At Mount Ida, I majored in Animation and learned how to create 3D and 2D animations, as well as how to create motion graphics, visual effects, and how to animate in Adobe After Effects. Many of my animations were displayed at Mount Ida's booth at Pax East, as well as at the Game Change (Hers)- an exhibit that features art work created by women in the animation and game art industry. One of the highlights of my college years was a trip to Japan to study the Japanese art of animation and game art.
Additionally, while in college, I joined the drama club and performed in numerous productions. I also interned for 6 months at Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts in Florida. In my senior year, I lead the video production team at SuperInterns.com as the Senior Video Production Specialist as well as freelanced for Weatherdeck Patio Umbrella Stands, LLC creating their company logo and animated product instructional video.