December 2 and 3, 11am-5pm
I live and work in Richmond, CA where I am an educator, writer and artist of color. A graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, I am proud of the solid foundation of technical training that I earned as an undergraduate and that continues to inform my identity as an artist and educator. In addition to my arts training, for 10 years I served as a full-time English faculty at Los Medanos College where I designed and spearheaded programming that included holistic, social-emotional learning that built resilience in marginalized communities. I am also the founder and lead artist of Sketch Odyssey East Bay, a platform to offer outdoor sketching and painting workshops to communities in the East Bay. Most recently, I founded the Children’s Art Studio Richmond / Taller de Arte Para Niños Richmond, a bilingual arts-based program that provides high-quality art education to underserved children and families in Richmond, CA. I am well- versed in curriculum design, program design and leadership, and public communications, and have extensive experience creating sustainable and vibrant learning and career readiness programs. I am passionate about using my skills and knowledge to make a positive impact in the lives of others.