Michaela Maupin earned her BS in Studio Art and Visual Art Education in 2016 at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Minnesota. Like so many recent graduates, Michaela felt she was just beginning to scratch the surface of her experimental efforts when graduation arrived--a conclusion when she was looking for a beginning. “The Minnesota NICE program affords me the resources, space, and mentorship…needed to continue building my…direction in art.” She is interested in pursuing an advanced degree in ceramics and is glad for the rigor of the program to hold her accountable to her research and goals for the future. Michaela was the Dona Turbes Intern for our summer camps in 2016 and we are thrilled to be part of another leg in her journey. Welcome back Michaela!