My passion for fine jewelry and gemstones began at a young age.  My Mom likes to joke that I began my career in the industry as a two year old jewel thief trying to pick diamonds out of her friends engagement rings. 

I graduated in 2012 from the University of Vermont with my B.A. in Art History. While an undergraduate, I also took distance education classes through the Gemological Institute of America in order to obtain my Graduate Gemologist Certification (GG).  I moved to NYC after graduation, finishing my GG while simultaneously working in the jewelry industry.  In 2014, I completed New York University's Appraisal Studies Program in Fine and Decorative Arts, with a focus on fine jewelry.  Since then I have continued my education, completing classes in jewelry design and the business of jewelry design through the New York Jewelry Design Institute. 

I currently work at Phillips Auctioneers in NYC as an Associate Jewelry Specialist.  I previously worked at Harry Winston as a jewelry specialist and gemologist in Quality Control.  On the side, I design and produce custom engagement rings and wedding bands for private clients.  Additionally, I am a jewelry appraiser.

Since partnering with CancerCare, I have been asked to join their Young Professionals Committee, helping to raise funds and awareness for the organization.