My costume design journey started in first grade when I joined Odyssey of the Mind (OotM). This is a creative problem-solving competition where the key is to use unconventional materials and keep under a strict budget. I did this throughout my schooling. When I really started to fall in love with working on costumes was in one year when I made a strawberry shortcake costume using as little actual fabric as possible. Since then I went to Savannah College of Art and Design and honed my craft and continue to learn more ways to construct and design costumes.