From a very young age, Brinklie has had an insatiable curiosity when it comes to design. After studying criminology at UCI, Brinklie instead decided to pursue her dreams of becoming an interior designer. Brinklie is a current student at Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach and is working on earning degrees in Interior Design as well as Interior Architecture. Brinklie believes that design should be a combination of both beauty and functionality. Her favorite quote is from William Morris and goes, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” She resides in Irvine and loves to spend time with family, friends & her dog.