Inez attended the Pratt Institute of Art in Manhattan, NYC and earned her degree in Advertising Art. This was during World War II. She lived in an apartment in Manhattan with her friend, Barbara Adams, and they celebrated the end of the war at the ticker tape parade.
Her degree set her up for a wonderful career working in commercial art. She briefly worked in New York City, but shortly after graduation, her mother asked her to come home, so Inez moved back to Schenectady, NY for a few years.