She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from Florida International University, a Masters Degree in Art History from Southern Methodist University, and has carried out post-graduate work in drawing with master artist Roberto Martinez. She is both a practicing artist and an art historian. Since 1987, she has been teaching at CCCC where she also established the Higgins Art Gallery.
"One of the most satisfying things in life for me is to teach. I view my classes as a kind of portal through which students can immerse and even begin to transform themselves through art."
Before coming to the College she served as Curator of Education at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. Her special areas of art historical interest are the Romanesque and Renaissance periods. Her own art work consists of drawing, painting and most recently, book arts.