In May of 2013, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and was awarded the Gold Medal of Excellence in Art and Design for my graduating class. Being a liberal arts school, Sacred Heart shaped me into a well-rounded student who gained knowledge in many areas. In addition to being a full-time student, I was also a Division I athlete, having participated on the Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track teams all four years. My senior year, I was named Co-Captain of all three teams.
My education in the Art and Design Department focused mainly on Graphic Design, concentrating heavily on developing advanced skills with Adobe Creative Suite. Other course requirements included drawing, painting, and illustration classes. The skills and knowledge I acquired from my painting and illustration professors allowed me to produce multiple pieces that were accepted into several art galleries. The watercolor piece in the picture above was accepted into the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles in 2012.