Pia received her B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees from U.C. Berkeley. She served as affiliate graduate faculty at the University of Hawai'i for eleven years. Since relocating to her home town of San Diego, she has taught privately as well as for the Athenaeum School of Fine Arts, UCSD Visual Arts Dept., and UCSD Extension. Pia's work is held in galleries, museums, public and private collections nationwide, and has been critically acclaimed in newspapers, books, and journal reviews.