Caree started her artistic journey at 9 years old. She spent her days drawing caricatures of classmates and storyboarding ideas for her favorite cartoons. Caree earned her BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University and is currently a member of their faculty as an online academic coach and instructor.Caree’s work has been shown in galleries throughout Colorado. She has designed presentations and online learning programs for a variety of organizations and even co-founded her own organization focused on children’s e-book creation.
Through almost two decades of teaching experience, Caree has learned the importance of illustration in building literacy and deepening reading comprehension skills. She possesses a great interest in diversifying linguistic and cultural representations in the children’s book industry, and believes it is vitally important for children to see themselves reflected in the depictions of the characters they read about.
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