B.F.A. in printmaking from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1989. M.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Cincinnati in 1995. Has taught drawing and printmaking at Gonzaga since 1995. Farrell received the Scholar of the Year award from the University(2001), Artist Trust Fellowship in Washington state(2000), Artist Trust Gap Grant in Washington state(2000, 1997). Her work is in many private and public collections including the Portland Art Museum, The City of Seattle Art Collection, The Jundt Art Museum in Spokane WA, and the China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China.