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Early in life I had a penchant for discovering how things worked and were put together. I rarely utilized the instructions that were included with models and toys. I have always been a visual learner and enjoyed figuring out how things are made. With both my parents being scientists, I approach situations with the idea of discovery.

My childhood memories inform my designs. Whether playing in the prairies with friends, catching lizards and snakes, or backpacking in the mountains with my parents – I have always enjoyed the process of exploration. Ironically, I was not a particularly good student in school. If I was not interested in the subject, I would draw in lieu of taking notes. A high school biology class with Mr. Wisner changed that. This is where I made the connection between exploration and learning. Through deep questioning, the world opened up to me and I began to approach life with the understanding that all things can influence our journey. Life is a cyclical process where events, experiences, knowledge and actions are valuable and help create an impact. My experiences have influenced my process of making. 

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