MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY: 2013

BS, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY: magna cum laude 2010

Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya: Study Abroad 2006



NCECA Emerging Artist Talk, Kansas City MO 2016

RIT School for American Crafts Ceramics Department 2014

Tainan National University of the Arts 2013 

PetchaKutcha 2013

RIT Ceramics Contemporary & Historical Ceramic Art Lectures 2012-2013

Annual Haystack Art School Collaborative 2012

Roberts Wesleyan College Convocation Speaker 2010



Collaboration Team, RIT 2012-2013

Haystack Art School Collaborative, Haystack Mountain School for Crafts, ME 2012



Exposure, Ceramics Monthly; June, July, August Issue of 2015

“NCECA’s Emerging Artist Exhibition” Ceramics Monthly; February 2017 pp. 56-59


Residencies & Awards

2016 NCECA Emerging Artist Award, Kansas City Mo.

2015-2016 Short term resident at RIT School for American Crafts

2013 Visiting Artist at Tainan National University of the Arts and Assistant to Hsu Yung Hsu; Tainan, Taiwan



2016 NCECA Emerging Artist Exhibition, Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City MO

2015 Faculty Exhibition, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester NY

2015 Transformations, RIT’s Bevier Gallery, Rochester NY (invitational)

2015 Upstate NY Ceramics Invitational, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY

2015 30 Under 30, Memorial Art Gallery Store, Rochester NY (invitational)

2015 Flourish, Genesee Firehouse Gallery, Rochester, NY (solo)

2015 Faculty Exhibition, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

2015 Makers and Mentors, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY (invitational)

2014 New Work by Kala Stein and Joanna Poag, Cornerstone Gallery, Honeoye, NY

2014 Different Point of View, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan (group exhibition)

2013 Encompassed, Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan Taiwan (solo)

2013 Echoed Contours, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester NY (invitational)

2013 Art Kudos International Competition, online exhibition 

2013 Four Points Contemporary, online exhibition (Special Merit Award)

2012 MFA Thesis Solo Exhibition, The Harvester Center, Batavia NY

2012 Gallery r Process Show, Rochester NY

2012 Memorial Art Gallery Student Honors Fine Craft Show

2012 Red Heat Show, University of Tulsa, Tulsa OK (juried)

2012 Deans Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY

2010 Reflections: Senior Show at Davison Gallery, RWC

2010 All-Student Show at Davison Gallery, RWC (juried)

2010 BT’s Student Exhibition, RWC (juried)

2009 All Student Show at Davison Gallery, RWC (juried)

2009 Pearce’s Advent Exhibition, Rochester NY (invitational)

2009 BT’s Student Exhibition at Voller Center, RWC (juried)

2007 College Clay Collective at Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY (juried)



Assistant Professor of Art, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2015-Present

Juror-Structurally Speaking: A National Juried Exhibition, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs NY (May 2015)

Adjunct Professor (3-D and Ceramics), Roberts Wesleyan College, 2014-2015

Assistant to Peter Pincus, 2014-2015

Studio Manager and Resident Artist Coordinator, Genesee Pottery, GCAE 2014-2015

Teaching Assistantship in Ceramics, RIT, 2012-2013.

Teaching Assistantship with Jane Shellenbarger, RIT 2012-2012.

Secretary of the Ceramics Guild, RIT, Rochester NY 2012-2013

Ceramics Office Assistant to Professors Rick Hirsch and Jane Shellenbarger, RIT (2012-2013)

Ceramics Studio Assistant, Roberts Wesleyan College Aug 2010-Dec 2012

Davison Gallery Assistant, Roberts Wesleyan College (2008-2010)

Davison Gallery Photographer, Roberts Wesleyan College (2008-2010)

Homecoming Events Photographer, Roberts Wesleyan College (2008-2010)