I didn't realize concept art and creative visualization would be a career I would want to pursue until my senior year of high school, when I was on stage, dressed as a toucan sports announcer. I was part of a creative problem solving team in the program Destination Imagination, my senior year, and my team made it all the way to the Global Finals. That year, my teammates and I created a skit and props (including an eight foot tall genie puppet) conveying a story of an animal kingdom tug-of-war tournament that goes horribly wrong. Working with my teammates, ideating, creating, and learning together made me realize that I wanted to be on a creative team. I wanted to struggle to solve problems, I wanted to come up with out of the box stories, I wanted to create something captivating. So, I pursued this dream and went to school to hone my talents, along the way I realized that traditional pencil-on-paper illustration wasn't the only thing I was interested in. I found that I was much more drawn to 3D creations. I finished my degree in illustration and sharpened my design skills, now, I am looking to expand my knowledge base even more and delve into concept art, sculpting, visual effects, stop-motion animation, and wherever else these interests lead me.