Marcela Bensabat is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has Spanish, Italian, Moroccan, and Sephardic heritage. She moved to the U.S. thirty years ago to pursue graduate studies and then had a successful career as a professor and a textbook author all while exploring her creativity through different art mediums. She lives close to the beach and the mountains of Southern California where she has developed an appreciation and respect for nature. She is now combining her love of nature and fabric design full time.