Ms. Wallace grew up outside Cleveland, Ohio. She received a B.A. in Art from Connecticut College, then an M.F.A. in Mixed Media Art from Arizona State University. She spent years exhibiting and teaching Arts-in-Education workshops in various states before returning to college to get an M.A. in Speech and Theater from Arkansas State University. She joined UACCB’s faculty in 1998 teaching Art, Oral Communication and Theater. When not teaching, she is often engaged in homebuilding, the arts, and the outdoors.