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Galesburg, IL 61401
Co-founder, HoneyBadger Woodworks
Major in Studio Art
What have you been up to since Knox?
After Knox, I went to graduate school and earned an MFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2009. I then managed a public art studio that specializes in murals here in Philadelphia. In 2012, I co-founded a custom woodworking business called HoneyBadger Woodworks, and spent five years building that business. I am currently making time to develop my personal work and parenting two young children.
What impact has your Knox experience had on your career?
My Knox education instilled in me a desire to constantly be stepping into the unknown with confidence. Whether it's biting off more that I can chew with a large project, the daunting task of growing a business, or launching into parenting by way of becoming a foster parent, Knox taught me to embrace the unknown and that the surprises discovered along the way are better than anything I could have planned.
Any memorable Knox professors?
Life drawing classes with Associate Professor of Art Tony Gant are something I think back on often. I find that ideas I learned in those classes continue to pop up in my life and shape my perspective, even years later.
(Photo above: Jenna at her visiting artist exhibit at The Box in 2012)