Ms. Fishel is the Director of the ArtReach Program, an in-gallery and outreach art educational program at the McLean Project for the Arts. She taught at the Corcoran School of Art from 2000 to 2004, and was an Adjunct Associate Professor at American University from 1992 to 2003. In 2012, she received a Virginia Commission Artist in Residency Grant through her work at the McLean Project for the Arts. Previously, from 1978 to 1983, she was the Principal Instructor for the Art Reach Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; and has an M.F.A. from Queens College, City University of New York, an M.A. from New York University, and a B.F.A. from the University of Hartford.
Ms. Fishel has exhibited her work in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and New York City.