Education

2011-2015 - Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) - Summa Cum Laude

2015 - Ten Day Vipassana Meditation Course - Dhamma Surahbi Meditation Center of British Columbia

2017 - Ten Day Vipassana Meditation Course - Hong Kong

 

Community Engagement 

2 0 1 5 - Coordinated volunteers and installation of 16 exhibitions and 62 events aimed at destigmatizing mental illness and addiction - Programs Coordinator for the New Day Campaign  www.newdaycampaign.org

2014-2015 - Created and facilitated a women's art group based on the principles of restorative practice at Powell Recovery Center - France-Merrick Fellowship

2013-2014 - Designed and executed Baltimore Class of 2014, a community portrait workshop exploring sustaining healthy, inclusive communities through the creation of mixed media art - France-Merrick Fellowship

2014 - Sprout: Community-Made Art - Curated France-Merrick exhibition and festival

2013 - Facilitator training - Alternatives to Violence Project

2012-2013 - Performed in Vagina Monologues, One Billion Rising

2012 - Art of Solidarity, documentary crew for Musica por el Pueblo - MICA summer intensive, Nicaragua

2012 - Baltimore Collegetown Leadershape Academy

2011 - MICA collaborative mural, John Eager Howard Elementary

2009 - Curated art exhibition and created documentary short entitled Love from Limpopo, for communtiy art workshop. Proceeds donated back to AIDs orphanage for art supplies - South Africa

 

Teaching Experience

2016 - 2017 - English Teacher APAX English, Hanoi, Vietnam

2013 - Summer Art Education Intern & Fall Instructor at Enoch Pratt Library - American Visionary Art Museum

2011-2012 - Art Instructor, Working with adults with bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, depression and addictions - Baltimore City Detention Center, Psychiatric Unit

2012 - Art of Solidarity, Youth Painting Workshop - MICA Summer Intensive, Nicaragua

2011-2012 - Monthly contributor, Teaching Artist Journal

2009 - Facilitator, Love from Limpopo; Youth Painting Workshop - Holy Family Care Center, South Africa

 

Awards and Distinctions

2014-2015 - France-Merrick Fellowship

2014 - Fred Lazarus Social Change Award

2013-2014 - France-Merrick Fellowship

2011-2015 - 3.9 GPA, Dean's List, MICA

2012 - Leadershape Scholarship

2011-2015 - Marc Levy Scholarship, Academic Honors Scholarship, Thalheimer Scholarship, Trustee Award, Dean's Grant, Starr Foundation Scholarship (MICA)

2012 - Black Press Milestone Woman Award

2011 - Engineers Without Borders Award

2011 - Canadian Public Speaking Champion

2011 - Victoria High School Slam Poetry Champion

2011 - Dogwood Creative Writing Award