Tempest NeuCollins has an MFA in studio arts from the School of Visual Arts. After receiving her degree she spent years working as a teaching artist in NYC; she worked with numerous non-profits providing arts education to students in under-resourced communities. She also designed and implemented art programming to socially and emotionally support students in pull-out classrooms. Tempest eventually transitioned into teaching art full-time at a K-5 charter school in Brooklyn. In 2015 she founded Doodles Academy. Her work with Doodles Academy centers around curriculum development, with a specific interest in supporting teachers not just in offering an art education, but rather supporting them to use art as a connective tissue between subjects and ideas.