I was born in Los Altos, CA, and graduated from the University of California, Irvine. I received a BA in the Studio Arts, with a minor in Japanese Language and Culture. I was the president and art director of the UCI Video Game Developers Club from 2012 to 2013. From there I attended the Digipen Institute of Technology in Redmond, WA, independently, building my foundational and digital skills. I am now there as a matriculated grad student, working towards my masters degree.