Meet Your DPI Instructors
Ms. Nicole Abruzzi has been the Design, Photography, and Illustration (formerly Commercial Art) Instructor at EASTERN since 2000. Her teaching experience started in 1995 and she has been named Outstanding Educator from Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School by Penn College of Technology and Young Educator of the Year by the Bethlehem Jaycees.
She has also gained over four years of industry experience at Delphic Design, GGA, & Incentive Services International (I.S.S.) and S.E. Whiting Advertising as a Designer/Art Director.
Ms. Abruzzi has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with honors from Marywood University.
Mrs. Trisha Simmer-Totaro began working as an Instructional Aide Long Term Substitute in EASTERN’s Design, Photography, and Illustration (formerly Commercial Art) program in September 2018. She became the full-time Instruction Aide in 2019.
Additionally, Mrs. Simmler-Totaro co-owns K&T Photography LLC in Perkasie, where she provides professional photography services for a wide range of clients, while also marketing, advertising, and promoting the business.
In addition to professional studio photography experience, she has a great deal of experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Lightroom.
Mrs. Simmler-Totaro received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2008.Phone: 215-784-4800 x375 Email:email@example.com Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology