Mattea is a New York born illustrator and educator. In 2017 she graduated from the Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) in Portland, Maine, with a BFA in illustration and a minor in Public Engagement. In 2018, she received a MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) at MECA&D. When not teaching at Fusion, Mattea runs her own art classes, and in the summer, she teaches Pre-college classes.
When not teaching art, Mattea likes to continue to create art. She typically works in watercolor and ink but is known for creating 3D reproductions of everyday items. Mattea loves to travel and cuddle with her elderly cat and spunky pit bull when not creating art.