Lucyann Foronda Dirksen is a freelance artist and owner of LFDStudios (www.lfdstudios.com). In 1998, She worked as a graphic artist for J.P. Morgan Chase in San Francisco, California until 2001. She has been teaching art through College Park Arts Exchange and Greenbelt Community Center since 2006. She teaches art at the Smithsonian Summer Camps since 2011. Lucy currently resides in Greenbelt, MD, where she also works as a part-time illustrator and metal smith, PGCPS Substitute teacher and a full time mother and is continuously advocating for More Art in the school.