Some of my earliest memories are of the vibrant colors and textures of life in Uganda and Ghana. Even as a young child, I sought to capture this vibrancy through my own creations. As I matured, my focus changed. Still influenced by my childhood experiences in sub-Saharan Africa, I chose to follow a path of service in the field of International Public Health to help alleviate health problems faced by underserved populations. Each country I worked in, including Chad, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Uzbekistan, provided a doorway to explore cultural diversity and artistry. Throughout my years working in public health, I continued to create, taking inspiration from my experiences and surroundings.