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. My research focuses on applying Agenda 21 to the global textiles and clothing industry. Understanding the challenges of globalization, cultivating meaningful material culture, exploring sustainable beauty, and the interplay between industry and consumers in driving change are my current passions. I'm learning about clothing and fabric production as well, enjoying my cats, biking, and doing a bit of yoga. Thank you for visiting; I'd love to hear from you.