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EDUCATION
2014 San Diego State University, San Diego, CA: Masters of Fine Arts, Jewelry + Metalwork
2011 California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA: Bachelor of Fine Arts, 3-D Media: Metal + Jewelry

AWARDS + HONORS
2014 
Selected for Talente 2014, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
SDSU Art Council 35th Anniversary Student Excellence Award, Art Council, San Diego State University
2013
The CPSFA Dean's Purchase Award, Student Award Exhibition, San Diego State University
2011-12 
Windgate Scholarship, San Diego State University
201
NICHE Student Awards Finalist, Student Category: Conceptual Jewelry to Wear

TEACHING + PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016-present Bench Jeweler
2016-present Adjunct Professor + Lab Technician in Jewelry + Metalwork, Long Beach City College
2015 Adjunct Professor in Metal + Jewelry, California State University Long Beach
2014 Hammer Engraving demo workshop, Mingei Docent Visit, San Diego State University, CA
2013 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Metals + Jewelry Department, San Diego State University, CA
Beginning Metals + Jewelry, Assistant to Seth Papac
2011-13 Graduate Studio Technician, Metals + Jewelry, San Diego State University, CA
2011 Artist Lecture, "Biculturalism," Bead Society, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
2008-11 Studio Monitor, Metals + Jewelry, California State University, Long Beach, CA

WORKSHOPS + LECTURES ATTENDED
2016 
Otto Künzli Lecture: Many Fiestas: Is Jewelry Born to be Worn or Lost in Showcases? LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
2015 
Sofia Bjorkman Lecture, San Diego State University, CA
2014 
Ruudt Peters, Lecture + Critique, San Diego State University, CA
2013 
Benjamin Lignel, Lecture + Critique, San Diego State University, CA
Sondra Sherman, Allied Craftsmen Today, MINGEI International Museum, San Diego, CA
Helen Britton, Lecture + Critique, San Diego State University, CA
2012 
Andrea Wagner, Lecture + Critique, San Diego State University, CA
Vivian Beer, Lecture, San Diego State University, CA
Seth Papac, Lecture + Critique, San Diego State University, CA
2011
Lucy Sarneel, Lecture + Critique, San Diego State University, CA
Jennifer Trask, Lecture + Critique, San Diego State University, CA
College Arts Association Conference, Los Angeles CA
Damian Skinner, Lecture + Critique, San Diego State University, CA
Melinda Alexander, Workshop: Various stone setting, Studio Delucca, Long Beach, CA
Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Seattle, WA
2010
NC Black, Workshop: Micro-forming + Engraving, Studio Delucca, Long Beach, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Embodiment, Thesis Exhibition, University Gallery, SDSU, CA
2010 Diamonds + Rings, BFA Exhibition, Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery, CSU Long Beach, CA
2009 Money Lies, Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery, CSU Long Beach, CA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016
AKA Wear It! Pop-up Exhibition, LACMA, CA
With Abandon: Works by SDSU Alumni 2011 - 2016, SDSU Downtown Gallery, CA
Atoms + Bytes: Redefining Craft in the Digital Age, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
Mindful Project, Society of Contemporary Crafts, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA

2014 
International Graduate Exhibition, Galerie Marzee, Netherlands
La Frontera, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
Talente 2014, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
La Frontera, Art Gallery, Indiana University, Kokomo, IN
Material Matters: Making Connections, Leo Jenkins Fine Arts Center, Greenville, NC
Refined VIII, SFA Art Galleries, Nacogdoches, TX 
2013
Advancement Exhibition, Mid-MFA Exhibition, Flor y Canto Gallery, SDSU, CA
Nature + Craft, CraftForms, Wayne Art Center, PA
Headless: Graduate Exhibition, University Art Gallery, SDSU, CA
La Frontera, Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City + Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pin + Brooch Exhibition, Toronto International Jewellery Festival, Canada
SNAG Confluence Juried Student Exhibition, Toronto Meta-Mosaic conference, Canada
Room 469 Art South, Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, CA
15th Annual Student Award Exhibition, Flor y Canto Gallery, SDSU, CA
2012 
In/tangibles, SDSU's Metal + Jewelry and Furniture Design show, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA
Form Fabricate and Forge, Southern Illinois Metalsmiths Society, Carbondale, IL
Beyond Borders, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Graduate Exhibition, Flor y Canto Gallery, SDSU, CA
2011
SNAG Fluxation Juried Student Exhibition + Digital Presentation, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Seattle, WA
2010
5th Annual Intercollegiate Metal Exhibition, Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ
Annual Metal/Jewelry Show, D.W. Dutzi Gallery, CSU Long Beach, CA
2009
Forged Together: Metals Exhibition, D.W. Dutzi Gallery, CSU Long Beach, CA
Metals/Jewelry Show, D.W. Dutzi Gallery, CSU Long Beach, CA

PUBLICATIONS
2014 
Magazine, International Graduate Show 2014, Marzee Magazine #94 (Aug-Oct), Netherlands
Periodical, CURRENT OBSESSION PAPER Talente ’14 Issue, Photography by Linda Beaumer, Germany
Catalog, Talente 2014, Munich, Germany.
Book, Behind the Brooch: A Closer Look at Backs, Catches, and Pin Stems, by Lorena Angulo: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. USA
2013 
Catalog, La Frontera, Museo Franz Mayer + Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
Catalog, Confluence: Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Blurb Publication, San Francisco, CA
Book, Showcase 500 Art Necklaces, by Ray Hemachandra + Chunghi Choo. Lark Books, NC
2011 
Periodical, NICHE Magazine: Buyers Market of American Craft (BMAC), Buyers guide listing. Williamsport, PA
2010 
Online showcase, November Featured Artist Crafthaus
Catalog, 5th Annual Intercollegiate Metal Exhibition, Blurb Publication, USA

COLLECTION
2013 School of Art, Design and Art History, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

MEMBERSHIPS
2011–14 SDSU Jewelry Co-op
2009–present Crafthaus
2008–present CSULB Metals Arts Guild
2007–present Metal Arts Society of Southern California (MASSC)
2007–present Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

REFERENCE
Sondra Sherman, San Diego State University
Seth Papac, San Diego
Susanna Speirs Ali, California State University, Long Beach
Kristin Beeler, Long Beach City College
April Kawaoka, Pasadena City College
Michael Dale Bernard, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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