Nancy attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Home Economics. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree she continued her education, completing her California Standard Lifetime Teaching Credential and her Master’s Degree in Home Economics. She recently received her second Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California.
Nancy wanted to be a teacher from the time she was a little girl. This desire fit in with her love of clothes, collection of paper dolls, and early sewing opportunities given to her by her mother who was a master seamstress. Her love of vintage clothing came from her grandmother and the study of historical costume is part of her work and personal life.
Nancy came to Palomar College in 1979 and was charged with establishing a fashion program course of study. Currently she is teaching History of Fashion/ Costume, Fashion Industry, Fashion Analysis, and Field Studies in Fashion. At Palomar College Nancy has served several times as department chairperson for the Design & Consumer Education Department, Professional Development Coordinator for Palomar Faculty, and Tenure & Evaluation Coordinator for Palomar Faculty. “For me, the students have made my career at Palomar College a joyous one. This is a wonderful place to work, my colleagues and friends are amazing, and I simply love working with the students to help them achieve their goals.”
“When I was working at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills as the Assistant Store Manager, I was approached by 6 men in black suits from the FBI and US Fish and Wildlife department with a warrant accusing us of having merchandise made from crocodile and boa, both are illegal in California. They proceeded to confiscate $65,000 worth of shoes and handbags! After months of investigation it was found not to be true.”