Born in NY, Keila discovered her love for art early. After moving to Newark, the guidance counselor at her school recommended she attend Big Picture High school. She began school and her internship with GlassRoots. This was a new adventure. She had never seen glassblowing, and certainly didn’t know it as an art form. GlassRoots began to inspire her. Even after having a child her sophomore year, it was GlassRoots that inspired her to continue school. She knew to continue glassblowing, she had to continue going to school.
She has said, “I make my art because this is my release from anger and sadness, this makes me happy.” Keila placed third in the business competition in 2013. Keila graduated high school this year and plans to continue working with glass.