Priscilla was born and raised in Providence. She is an alumni student of New Urban Arts, where she graduated in 2003. Since then, she has been propelled into many textile related directions from quilting and wallpaper design to weaving bicycle tubes. She received a B.A. in Textiles from RISD in 2007. She likes textile craftsmanship and slow processes like quilting knitting, weaving, and stitching. She is a RISCA Educational Teaching Artist, and has been a lead organizer for multiple years in the Urban Pond Procession, a community arts initiative aimed at drawing attention to pollution in urban fresh water bodies in Providence. She also spent a summer working with hand weavers in Guatemala to learn traditional back strap weaving and to understand the positive affects art can have within a community. Despite location changes and the passage of time, Providence’s natural heritage and industrial past still inspires her. If you have any stories about RI’s history, she’ll definitely sit and listen to you. Priscilla has previously worked at New Urban Arts, managing the Summer 2010 Open Studio, and as the 2010-11 Studio Manager. This is her first year as an artist mentor.