Wedy McDermott earned her MFA in Spatial Art from San Jose State University. Her undergraduate degree is in English from California State University Northridge. She also studied at Penland School, Arrowmont School, Meredith College, and Chabot College. McDermott’s teaching experience includes Academy of Art University (since 2012), Contra Costa College, Richmond Art Center, The Crucible, Mission College, San Jose State University, Adobe Art Center, Ohlone College, as well as teaching assistantships at San Jose State University, Penland School, Meredith College, and substitute teaching in the Castro Valley Unified School District. She is in the process of launching the new line of fashion jewelry Fearless Hearts Designs.