I am a Maryland native currently located in Cincinnati, Ohio, as I am enrolled in my third year at the University of Cincinnati's school of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). At DAAP I am majoring in fine arts with a focus on illustration. In my art, I portray a variety of people, cultures, and lifestyles. The majority of my influences for my artwork come from urban culture, film, fashion, music, and lifestyle. In my work, you can see these influences from the current African American, Hispanic, Chicano, and Indian cultures. In the urban lifestyle, people are very proud of where they come from, their ethnicity, their heritage, and their culture. I feel the need to spread what they are so proud of to the viewers of my art. The African Americans, Hispanics, Chicanos, Indians, and other minorities in America will always have a connection with each other that is unmistakably strong because of their struggles in America. Therefore, being and African American female, I can relate to these ethnicities, cultures, and lifestyles even if I am not a part of their race. The need to spread others heritages is an enjoyment of mines and I happily do so in my artwork.