- Associate Professor
Contact Prof. Irla
I’m a millennial who grew up outside of Richmond, VA but moved around a lot as a teenager, which is probably why I devote my research to subjects like place and locality. My parents met at McDaniel (then Western Maryland College) in the early 1970s and got married in Little Baker Chapel, so the College is practically in my blood. I’m an alumna of McDaniel (class of 2007) and went to graduate school at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s interdisciplinary studio art program called the Mount Royal School of Art. I’ve exhibited my artwork in a dozen states, online, and in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Before teaching at McDaniel, I was the Operations Manager at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, MD where I designed and managed projects for clients such as the NBA, the US Department of the Navy, Hilton Worldwide, and various famous people. In addition to making art, I enjoy baking, running, being outside, spending time with my family, reading, and listening to podcasts.
- M.F.A. and Certificate in the College Teaching of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Maryland Institute College of Art
- B.A., McDaniel College
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