The DNALC's multi-disciplinary staff has experience in elementary, secondary, and collegiate instruction; biochemistry and molecular biological research; computer programming; design, photography, fine arts, and interior design; science journalism; public relations and development; and opinion research.
I was born in Taipei, Taiwan. As long as I can remember, I have always loved drawing and the arts in general. This was the activity that I was involved with the most during my childhood and teenage years. I have attended art program classes since the age of thirteen, from junior high, senior high, college and graduate schools. I spent most of my formative years in Taiwan, until I decided to leave my home country and come to the United States. This was exciting, and at the same time, a bit frightening. I was embarking on my own journey, and did not know where I was really going, and did not have any friends in America. Expectations were high, and I was attracted to this new challenge. It took a while getting familiar with this new place, which unraveled new episodes daily. Although my experiences have mostly centered around the New York area, I have travelled extensively around the United States visiting fourteen States and Canada.
My graduate education began at Long Island University's C.W. Post Campus where, my work, which was for the most part traditionally based in textural abstract painting, radically changed into computer generated art. I was excited about the newly evolving forms of visual communication, and although this was a new medium for me, I was drawn to the challenge of combining my traditional media with new tools. I created work that was strikingly different than any other work I ever created before. I combined my artwork with video and digital motion graphics that animated my work in completely new ways! I never would have suspected back in Taiwan that I would alter my creative approach and discipline so quickly. This led me to pursue additional studies, and further explore the possibilities of my approach to interactive digital media.
Being accepted into the Parsons School of Design was a thrill. I was part of the first graduating class in the Design and Technology Program. This included participation on a multimedia team that created projects for firms and organizations outside the campus. My thesis project was entitled "City Sectors" and reflected my experiences of NYC from my own personal perspective. The atmosphere at Parsons was stimulating and intriguing on many levels. I met a lot of artists and designers, attended forums and symposiums, and grew immensely in my respect for the creative spirit in all people I came in contact with. This included professors, staff and fellow students.
Now, I am proud to be part of the staff at the Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). I look forward to what I can offer creatively as part of the overall team effort within the CSHL scientific community.