Patty holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Producing (Design & Production program) from California Institute of the Arts, is an alumni of the Graduate Studies Program in Exponential Technologies from Singularity University at NASA Ames, the HIVE Global Leaders Program, and the United Nations Summer Intensive Program.
At the Centennial Olympic Games, Patty was a member of the Opening & Closing Ceremonies team and liaison to NBC. She headed creative production, tech integration, logistics, and coordination of a $4.5M budget proposal for the Shanghai World Expo 2010.
Termed a "true art/scientist" by Art of Science Learning, Director Harvey Seifter, Patty applies STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) processes and tools for development, innovation and team building. In October 2016, she will be a featured speaker at the LATISM "Latinos as Change Agents Conference" and Judge for the Student STEAM competition.
As an Artist, Patty has exhibited her 3D Laser Holograms, Installation Art, and Fine Art at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, TEDx Transhumanism, Centro Cultural de la Raza, the Burning Man Festival, the CalArts Main Gallery, the "3D Art Revelry" and "Surrealism" shows at the House of the Future, and was the owner of the Virtuasoul Gallery at San Diego Space 4 Art.
She is a current Avatar Artist in Residence at the Crossworlds Gallery in the Second Life Virtual World.
In the movement of Increasing Women in Entertainment Technology, she has been a featured speaker at the Qualcomm Institute's "Future of Virtual Reality Conference", at the Digital LA "Digital Women 2015 Conference", Open Simulator Community Conference, Metaverse Cultural Series, and is a Co-Author/Ambassador of the "Innovating Women: Past, Present and Future" book project from Singularity University at NASA (sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs).