I'm from Arlington, Virginia, right outside of Washington, D.C. I came to Rome as a graduate student for the second year of an MFA program at the Tyler School of Art, which has a program in Rome where I still teach, actually. So I came to do an MFA, and then I went back to the United States. I came back to Italy, and shortly thereafter, I found a job at St. Stephen's and Temple University. So I've worked at these two jobs for many years.