I am a visual artist, designer, and writer focused on sustainable development. My background is in furniture design (SCAD 2000) and I'm working on an MS in Textiles Technology Management at the College of Textiles at NCSU. I am developing a compliance management solution for the global textiles and clothing industry that will improve labor practices as well as contribute to sustainable development. Understanding the challenges of globalization and enabling industry and consumers to change consumption/reduce impact are my current passions, as well as cultivating meaningful material culture and exploring sustainable beauty. I'm learning about clothing and fabric production as well, enjoying my cats, biking, and doing yoga every day. Thank you for visiting; I'd love to hear from you.