About Anna

This is a difficult section for me to write. After all, being [age redacted], I don't have a long CV with all my shows and awards...that would be a depressingly short list. Probably my most pretigious art "award" was my drawing of an angel being chosen for the Lessons and Carols program in the 7th grade. I didn't even take art, but the art teacher asked me to design the cover - pretty impressive, right? Forget all those Fulbrights and Paris residencies that other artists put on their websites, and focus on my 7th grade achievement. Also, I won a $5 gift card in the 12th grade for successfully photoshopping other tourists out of a teacher's vacation photo. That's probably all you need to know about me. I don't really want to copy and paste my resume here, but I will hit a few key points.

Summer 2023  Featured in UVa Today article, discussing my dual majors and career path.
Fall 2018  Coauthored paper on luminescence anisotropy of boron nanoparticles in the Journal of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics.
  M. Zhuang, A. Perkins, C. A. DeRosa, T. Butler, J. N. Demas, C. L. Fraser, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2018, 1800240. https://doi.org/10.1002/macp.201800240
Fall 2017-present  Formulator (Paint Chemist) at Golden Artist Colors in New Berlin, NY
Summer 2017  Continued analytical physical chemistry research on the anisotropy of boron nanoparticles at the University of Virginia
April 2017  Thesis Painting Show at the University of Virginia
2013-2017  BSc of Chemistry and BA of Studio Art (Painting) at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Besides painting and chemistry, I enjoy singing/arranging music and writing (and reading, by default), and I am so happy to have recently gotten back into website coding and graphic design. If you want to hear my singing, you can check out my college a cappella group, the Harmonious Hoos (specifically my solo & arrangement: Stockholm Syndrome), who did not implode when I graduated and have continued to make awesome music. If you are interested in my writing, you can check out my blog (where I plan to post short stories), and you can also read my recent chemistry publication.


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This website in its early days (circa 2006) was a Neopets fansite - hence the domain name. I taught myself how to code because I wanted to customize my Neopets profile, which as I grew older turned into a desire to make pretty websites and learn graphic design. Though heavily modified in 2018, I originally created this website layout in 2012 as a challenge to create a layout without images; thus all of the elements are pure code. Of course all of my artwork on here has to be in image format, but I am proud that the structure is HTML5, CSS, and a dash of php.

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