She chose to follow the career path as a computer-based application developer and visualization specialist at Sandia National Laboratories. MoNa has been featured on the cover of 20 popular science journals. Achieved 21 national and international awards for web sites, interactive multimedia applications, technical publications, and conference presentations in both Science and Engineering research fields.
Since retirement, she is finally able to focus on her true passion of creating fine art full- time. Her current art style is representational subject matter with aspects of realism using acrylic and charcoal on canvas. Her graduate degree is from the University of New Mexico, with research in Interactive Multimedia/Programming and undergrad work in Fine Arts.