studied abroad: spent the summer of 1989 studying art, art history, and italian in Rome, Italy through the italian study tours program.

junior college: spent 1994-1996 studying the basics, music, and art at De Anza college - Cupertino, CA.

college: spent 1996-1997 at CCAC (california college of arts and crafts) oakland, california.

college: 3 years at PNCA (pacific northwest college of art) portland, oregon - graduated in 2001 with a BFA in fine arts.