overlooking the channel islands, twenty seventeen
(COVID-19 Halftone Series)
(930 folds and 1 poem)
(inspired by Tomoko Fuse's origami globe Curves / Type-III)
a confession for my sister
A Collection of Cello Things
Tangent Lines in 3D Space
(inspired by Asa Karner's Silk Chair)
(exploring the process/emotions of making)
(or click images below to view specific project pages)
i document with photographs & words
Currently a fourth-year art/math double major at UC Santa Barbara, I create "moody, contemplative visual essays" that explore ways of seeing/documenting aspects of my world, from my relationships with music and making, to my familial roles as daughter/granddaughter/sister, to feminine identity, to processing this turbulent pandemic paradigm.
By using Fluxus-inspired humor and documentation of daily rituals, I hope others can find some solace in these works.
In addition to photography and writing, I am interested in zine and bookmaking, origami, collage, embroidery, video, programming, and music. I've created a number of educational presentations that combine visual art, math, and music. I currently work as a private piano instructor and freelance graphic web designer.
math + art presentations
acoustics of the cello (video)
science ambassador scholarship, 2016
video teaching resource, exploring the harmonic series with the cello
projective plane intro (video)
science ambassador scholarship, 2017
video teaching resource for junior high and high school geometry
presentation for a collaborative origami project, building teamwork and learning to interpret diagrams
teaching resource to introduce plotting points on the cartesian plane, for junior high school math classes.
introduction to generalized number systems and mathematical operations using color, for high school math classes.
this presentation details the biography and mathematical contributions of leonardo de pisa, includes an interactive project which is based on the golden spiral
web design projects
designed and launched a ucsb student-focused virtual events site with a ucsb arts & lectures' online student ambassador program team. used wix dynamic data to manage events and collaborated with other students throughout the layout and visual design process.
i re-designed the website for gary's cabinets & prehung doors in lakeport, ca. this site uses the website builder created by 1&1 ionos.
in a layout-intensive project, i created a photo essay as a single-page website.
i created the career, technical education portion of Mendocino College's website. this included creating over 60 pages and formatting text, links, images, and tables with html commands.
year-long project to create a site to park links for my various projects and interests. this site went through several re-designs.
originally started for the ucsb class art 32, i use this wix site as a repository for my experimental video projects.
originally started for the ucsb class art 19, this wordpress.com site uses the rebalance theme and accompanying blogging features, and was modified using the classic editor.
this is a basic wordpress blog i created to keep track of my favorite recipes from family, friends, and the internet, as well as substitutions i can use in my gluten-free diet
Dean's Honors for Spring 2020
Mentor for UCSB's Associated Women in Math pilot Mentor/Mentee program.
Created the photo essay "Unique Monotony: Covid in the Springtime"
Wrote a research paper on photographer Jeff Wall and postmodern pictorialism
Played "The Swan" in a cello recital organized by Chenoa Orme-Stone
Studied cello pedagogy with Chenoa Orme-Stone
Joined the website team for A&L's Online Student Ambassador(OSA) program and designed and maintained the student-focused site The New Norm. Collaborated remotely with a team and learned to use dynamic data.
Began teaching virtual piano lessons
Moved from Marketing to Event Staff for UCSB Arts & Lectures
Began teaching private piano lessons in Santa Barbara
Designed and launched this website
Attended the 25th New Directions Cello Festival at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Played cello in quarterly UCSB Pops concerts:
Animated!, Galactic Hits, Pop of Color
Josephus Problem – mathematical research collaboration and paper.
Recipient of the Ostrow-Bruckner Honorary Scholarship, presented by the Math Department at UCSB.
Guest lecturer, interactive presentation given to Ukiah High School math and MESA classes about the Fibonacci series
Designed and launched website for Gary's Cabinets and Prehung Doors in Lakeport, CA.
Began working as Marketing and Graphic Artist Assistant at UCSB Arts & Lectures in Santa Barbara, CA.
"Portraits" group photographic exhibition at the UCSB Glassbox Gallery at UCSB
"Images of Isla Vista" group photographic exhibition at THE BOX in IV Theatre.
Recipient of the PG&E Latino ERG Scholarship
Recipient of the KeyPoint Credit Union Scholarship
Played cello in quarterly UCSB Pops concerts:
Time Warp, Encore!, Broadway Blast,
Played cello in an ensemble for the 27th Annual UCSB Reel Loud Film Festival
Played cello in the Ukiah Symphony Orchestra's "The Wizard of Oz"
Played cello and piano in the Ukiah School of Music's 25 Year Anniversary Showcase
Updated the Career, Technical Education website for Mendocino College; used HTML.
Tenth year teaching origami to fourth grade class at St. Mary's School.
Hosted a recital for my 12 piano students.
Recipient of the Allegro/Vogel Foundation Community Service Award for musical contributions.
Recipient of scholarship sponsored by MendoLake Credit Union.
Recipient of Community Foundation scholarship through Mendocino College.
Recipient of scholarship through MESA at Mendocino College.
Began classes at UC Santa Barbara, studying mathematics, cello, and art.
Created a teacher resource video on the projective plane for the Science Ambassador Scholarship
Began playing cello with the UCSB Pops Orchestra; played in the quarterly concert
8 bit Eighth Notes
Began playing cello with the Ukiah Symphony Orchestra
Science Ambassador Finalist, video project focused on the acoustics of the cello.
Guest lecturer, presented to local high school and community college math classes about the acoustics of the cello.
"Highest Honors" for 4.0+ GPA in the fall semester at Mendocino College.
Seal of Biliteracy, English and Spanish
Began teaching private piano lessons at The Ukiah School of Music in Ukiah, CA.
Began classes at Mendocino College, studying mathematics and music.
Guest lecturer to math classes at Ukiah High School and Mendocino College, created and gave a presentation on origami and collaboration.
The Calculus Chair – functional sculpture based on multivariable calculus
(wood, nylon rope, wood screws)
Honorable Mention for juried photography exhibition at the Corner Gallery in Ukiah, CA.
Winter Photo Contest – Staff Pick, Ukiah High School
Began rebuilding 100-year-old baby grand piano with my woodworker father.
Team captain and MVP, Ukiah High Girl's JV Soccer.
Began playing piano for the Redwood Valley Community Church worship band.
Began photographing for events at Redwood Valley Community Church.