Art Education

MFA, Digital Arts and New Media, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA., 2008. Thesis Project: Becoming-Bird: Sound, Image, Movement

Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Digital Arts and Design courses at Santa Barbara City College (2004-2006), and Foothill College (2009-2014)

Painting classes with Leigh Hyams and Kay Russell (1984-1995)

Watercolor Painting classes at University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (1982-1983)



Exhibitions and Performances

2018 The Loft, Santa Cruz, CA Exhibit of Abstract and Representational Art

2014 Emily’s Cafe, Santa Cruz, CA Exhibit of Animal Paintings

2011 Close Encounters Digital Slideshow, Second Friday, October, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

2011 Close Encounters, Painting Exhibition of 22 animal paintings in watercolor, ink and gouache, Siemens Exhibit Space, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA

2009 Everyone We Know is Related, Sketchbook Project

2008 Becoming Bird, Bureau of Disruptions: Digital Arts and New Media MFA Exhibit

2005 “Reflections of Poverty in Santa Barbara County”: painting chosen for traveling exhibition

2004 “Biological Illustrations” exhibit at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, exhibited two paintings; also exhibited at Step One Art Gallery, Carpenteria, CA

Science Education and Professional Experience

Assistant Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara Jul 2003 – Jun 2004 . Microbiology Research, Grant Proposal Writing, Mentoring Student
Co-wrote a successful collaborative research proposal to fund research on the biological effects of Quantum Dots using a bacterial model.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Geobiology, University of Southern California Dates Employed Oct 2001 – Feb 2003 Microbiology Research, Genomic Database analyses of bacterial genomes, writing, presenting work in the field of Geomicrobiology

Postdoctoral Researcher in Astrobiology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and California Institute of Technology, Apr 1998 – Oct 2001. Laboratory Microbiology of Metal-Reducing and Metal-Oxidizing bacteria, publishing and presenting results.

Senior Research Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Jun 1984 – Apr 1998. Computer Simulations of Geological Processes, Fractals, Heat and Fluid Flow in Fractured Rocks, writing and presenting results.

Ph.D. , Soil Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 1995. Dissertation entitled “Reductive Dissolution of Iron Oxide Minerals by Shewanella putrefaciens Bry” .

Master of Science, Earth Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 1983. Thesis Topic: Finite Element Stress Modeling of the Nazca Plate

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