Education     

MFA,Masters in Fine Arts in Photography & Integrated Media

Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA  

                                    

2014 BFA, Bachelor in Fine Arts

CUNY Queens College, Flushing NY   

 

2014 BA, Bachelor of Arts in Art Education K-12

CUNY Queens College, Flushing NY   

2011 Study Abroad 

Florence University of Arts Florence, Italy 

 

Certification

Pending New York State Professional Certification for Visual Arts Education K-12      

2015 New York State Initial Certification for Visual Arts Education K-12 

Experience

2018 Adjunct Faculty, Teaching Fellowship, Introduction to Digital Photography, Lesley University College of Art and Design Cambridge, MA 

  •  Awarded Teaching Fellowship.

  • Created and implemented coursework emphasizing the fundamental skills of digital photography. Students were graded on the development of a portfolio of work demonstrating the progression of their knowledge and skills.

  • Consistently communicated course expectations and feedback to individual students and to the class as a whole, to maintain transparency and support student growth.

  • Students applied research and writing methods learned in class to their art making process which resulted in greater student understanding of conceptual and aesthetic possibilities for digital photography

2014-2017 Visual Arts Teacher, Achievement First Apollo Elementary School, Brooklyn, NY   

  • Developed an authentic fine art curriculum for students. 

  • Facilitated, monitored and assessed student understanding of major art concepts and skills. 

  • Organized and directed “The Annual Student Art Show” and “The Bi-Monthly Mommy and Me Book Making Workshop.”

2018 Teaching Assistant, Advanced Alternative Process, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA                

  • Demonstrated the alternative photographic process, three color Gum Bichromate. 

  • Provided one-on-one assistance to students by differentiating demonstration instructions and encouraging persistence. 

  • Created organizational system in student workspace for photographic chemistry supplies, which resulted in more student output and zero hazards in the workspace.

2014 Studio Photographer Assistant, Freelance Artist Steven P Harris, Brooklyn, NY 

  • Produced high resolution quality digital images of jewelry for various jewelry designers. 

  • Maintained smooth-running workday in studio space by prepping gear for use and breaking down gear after shoots through organization, cleanliness and safety. 

  • Gained understanding of how to use studio equipment such as lights, strobes, soft boxes, backdrops and more. 

                    

Scholarships and Awards

2017-2019 Scholarship Recipient, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA

2018 Awarded Teaching Fellowship, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA 

2014 Magna Cum Laude, CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY 

2014 International Honors Society in Education, Kappa Delta Pi, CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY

2014 Clarence Bunch Arts in Education Award, CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY

2014 Honors in Studio Art Award, CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY

                                                 

Exhibitions  

2019 Group Exhibition, MFA in Photo and Integrated Media Thesis Exhibition2019, Raizes Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2019 Group Exhibition, Fresh Faces, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA

2018 Group Exhibition, Documenting Village Life 2018, Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvrez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico 

2017 Group Exhibition, Passion vs Pragmatism, The Art Vacancy, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Group Exhibition, Flushing Town Hall Alumni Art Show, Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY 

2013 Group Exhibition, Snap Into Photography, Queens College, Queens, NY