I earned my BA from Reed College with a thesis on animal play behavior and a graduate credential in science illustration from UC Santa Cruz. Following a stint at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, my illustrations have been featured in journals such as National Parks Magazine and books such as South Pacific Birds and Maine’s Favorite Birds.

    Also an educator who has taught at Root Division, the California Academy of Sciences and the Headland’s Institute, the fulfillment of an MFA from Mills College has further enabled me to explore the overlap between art and science. In addition to art, I maintain an avid interest in birding and entomology.


    Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions:

    Populations – ODC Theater, San Francisco, January, 2015
    Zoological Messes – Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids, San Francisco, August, 2012
    The Bone Room Presents – The Bone Room, Berkeley, August, 2010
    Ovum – Forthrite Printing Gallery, Oakland – February, 2010
    Birds of Sapsucker Woods – Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, January, 2005

    Group Exhibitions:

    Terminus Presents – Terminus Gallery, Oakland, March 2014
    The Tools – Root Division, San Francisco, January, 2014
    MFA Show - Compound Vision – Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, May, 2013
    Futures – Arc Studios & Gallery, San Francisco, February, 2013
    Ascent – Incline Gallery, San Francisco, December, 2012
    In Print – Bay Area Custom Prints, Oakland, CA, August, 2012
    Fortnight – Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, May, 2012
    Locals – Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, September, 2010
    Caldecott Presents – Caldecott Gallery, Oakland, August, 2008
    Illustrating Nature – Santa Cruz Natural History Museum, Santa Cruz, June, 2003


    Maine's Favorite Birds, Jeff & Allison Wells: Tilbury House, 2012
    South Pacific Birds, John E. du Pont: Jameson & Co., 2010
    Songbird Journeys, Miyoko Chu: Walker & Co, 2006
    Birds of Sapsucker Woods, Jeff & Allison Wells: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2005
    North American Birds V. 59: No. 2, American Birding Association, 2005
    Handbook of Bird Biology, Princeton Press , p. 517, 2004

    * Sadly, a book I worked on for over a year will never be published, but you can view the illustrations I created for it here: www.birdsofnewcaledonia.com