By the age of 10 I was already helping my mom teach English and crafts at our bi-annual English camps until eventually I was instructing kids on my own. This developed in me a love for working with children. Although I wasn't always sure how I would pursue this passion, I knew that I wanted to somehow incorporate my love for people with my love for art. It eventually became evident that teaching was a great fit for this endeavor. I see art as an outlet for creativity as well as a tool to teach discipline and the ability to "see" in the artistic sense.