Founder, Brooklyn Torch Project, a community currency project for North Brooklyn 03/2009-Present

  • A paper currency project to bring new forms of value to our community.
    Awards: Create Change fellowship with The Laundromat Project in 2012; summer stipend from Macktez in 2011; community grant, FEAST (Funding Emerging Artists through Sustainable Tactics)in 2009.
    Guest Speaker: The Kitchen for The Whitney Independent Study Program, The New School- Interdisciplinary Design MFA program
    Selected Press Includes: Erin Burnett’s OutFront for CNN, WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, The New York Daily News, L Magazine, GOOD Magazine, Fast Company, American Banker

Documentary, Social Issues and Academic Experience
Projects Manager, Aubin Pictures 2009-2012
Film, Book and Curriculum Support

  • Documentary film outreach leveraged web technology and partner organizations to bring greater awareness to food issues and to the film as a tool for change.
  • Collaborator and co-author of the family book companion to the film targeted and conceived to bring lessons of healthy food and community into the home after viewing the film.
  • First edition editor and second edition co-author of the middle-school standards-based curriculum guide. Using feedback from first-hand teacher experience, improved the curriculum guide to pair more naturally and clearly in a classroom setting.
    Management of Operations, Aubin Pictures
  • Project upkeep of over five in-house produced films and over 10 fiscally sponsored projects.

Program Assistant, MFA Program in Interaction Design, School of Visual Arts 2008-2009

  • First staff hire for new office. Organized events to introduce and attract prospective students to a newly established masters degree at the school.

Co-organizer, Where The Truth Lies at CUNY Graduate Center 2008

  • With Stuart Ewen and Steve Heller, coordinated eight speakers for a conference on contemporary propaganda, including keynote speaker, Milton Glaser, and moderator, David Brancaccio.
  • Paired found and submitted artist’s videos with each speaker’s presentation.

Co-Curator, Mother of God: A Wonder Women residency and exhibition 2007

  • Co-conceived an exhibition on the central theme of the mother of God as a concept. The all women group show began with a residency that brought co-curators together with the artists to give weekly feedback on project progress both conceptually and logistically.

Program Assistant, MFA Program in Integrated Media Arts, Hunter College 2005-2008

  • Student/Professor/Administration communicator and liaison for non-fiction socially engaged documentary and experimental media program.

Education
University of Texas at Austin, BFA in Studio Art 2000

  • Travel scholarship grant for 3 month Study Abroad in Italy

New School University, Summer Intensive, Studio Art 2004