A graduate of the University of the Arts and Otis College of Art and Design, Romain has received numerous awards and teaching fellowships, including the Teaching Artist Fellowship from the JFK Center in Washington, D.C. and Artist in Residence for the City of Los Angeles' Department of Cultural Affairs. Romain co-founded Art Options, an art-based general education program for high-risk inner city students in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in solo and group shows across the nation. Romain’s work has progressed from a realistic, figurative style to a more vivid color palette as her retinal degenerative disease progressed. Today her work is inspired less by what she sees and more by what she hears, remembers and imagines.