Connie holds a BA in fine art with an emphasis in painting from George Washington University, Washington, DC, where her program was affiliated with the Corcoran School of Art. She later attended the Art Students League of New York. In her teaching, Connie encourages individuality, emphasizing freedom of expression based on theories of balance and structure. She has participated in solo as well as group and juried exhibitions, and her painting has been featured on the award-winning label of Meadow Glen Wine, Sonoma County, California. Connie's artwork is collected both locally and nationally. She has taught at the Art Academy of San Diego since 1999.