Associate Professor at Lasell College in Fashion Design, Maritza Cantero Farrell was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Art has played a major role in her life from the beginning. She had been an illustrator, painter, graphic designer and fashion designer, before she discovered her passion for education and fiber arts. Prior to Lasell College, Maritza Farrell taught at Newbury College, The School of Fashion Design, Mass College of Art, and Mount Ida College. She is also the owner and proprietor of New Wedding Images / Cantero Graphics.