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Natalie Ishizuka

Natalie Ishuzuka '12

BFA, Fiber

Class of 2012

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A high school career advisor first recommended MICA to German-born Natalie Ishizuka ’12 (fiber), and by coincidence her sister had just enrolled at The Johns Hopkins University, also in Baltimore. While visiting her sister, Ishizuka seized the opportunity to tour MICA and immediately fell in love with the campus.

Ha ving attended boarding school in England, spent time in Fiji researching marine biology, and taught English at a monastery in Cambodia, Ishizuka is open to new experiences. She said coming to the College taught her that as an artist, you never stop growing.

“MI CA taught me that there are no limits to learning,” she said, pointing out how her teachers taught her more than she would have ever thought to learn in a short period of time.

“Wha t I had thought I understood completely then is only beginning to fully sink in now,” she explained.

Shortly aft er returning from a study abroad experience in Portugal, Ishizuka sat in on a lecture by one of her favorite artists, sculptor Petah Coyne. She set her sights on working for the artist, and upon graduation did just that. Currently, Ishizuka works for Coyne part time and also interns for American fashion designer Asher Levine. Guy Mosha