When I first heard the term “Renaissance Man” along with its definition, I knew it was what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was in 7th grade English class taught by one Mr. Steward (apropos in a pun-ny kind of way). Being female didn’t register with the designation, and neither did the fact that renaissance man is not actually a job.
But it spoke to my innate curiosity in the simplest terms I’d heard, and perhaps still have. Research, learning, writing, reading, are a few of my favorite things (read: my favorite things full-stop) and I’ve been either lucky enough or obstinate enough to make sure that’s what I get to do for a living.
I was raised in Ann Arbor, MI; an idyllic college town voted year-after-year in “Best of” lists, named one of the top three most intelligent cities for housing the University of Michigan and a disproportionate number of graduate degree residents. The lists don’t lie. For any intellectually minded individual, Ann Arbor is an educational mecca.
So, it was my formal education, with a focus in the liberal arts, fine art, literature, philosophy, and the history of modern language (Latin) that brought out my love for thinking and words; it was at home that I learned about garment construction from my mother who was a seamstress; interior design from the same; and it was my study of economics and marketing that pulled it all into focus. Opportunity mixed with preparedness produced this portfolio. Thank you, sincerely, for checking out my work.