CERTIFICATION 

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

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

EDUCATION

May 2019

MFA, Master of Fine Arts in Photography & Integrated Media, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA

 

May 2014

BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, CUNY Queens College, Flushing NY

 

May 2014

BA, Bachelor of Arts in Art Education K-12, CUNY Queens College, Flushing NY

 

EXPERIENCE

September 2019 – Present

Visual Arts Teacher, Ditmas Junior High School, Brooklyn, NY

· Develop authentic fine art curriculum for students. 

· Facilitate, monitor and assess student understanding of major art concepts and skills. 

· Organize and direct “The Annual Student Art Show.”

· Lead the design of the student year book.

September 2018 – December 2018

Adjunct Faculty Professor, 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.

July 2014 – July 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.”

January 2018 - May 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.

June 2014 – August 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.

                                 

EXHIBITIONS

2019 Group Exhibition, MFA in Photo and Integrated Media Thesis Exhibition 2019, 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

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & 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

SKILLS                                                                          

Adobe Lightroom      

Digital Photography/Video    

Integrated Media                            

Adobe Photoshop                          

DSLR Camera                            

Video Projection              

Adobe Premiere              

Black &White Photography    

Sculpture Installation    

Adobe Bridge                                    

SLR Camera                                 

Mixed Media                

Microsoft Office                                 

Studio Lighting                                                                      

Google Docs                

Gum Bichromate Process                                                  

Microsoft Excel                             

Cyanotype Process                                                                                                                            

Salted Paper Process         

Albumen Process         

Kallitype Process

Platinum /Palladium Process

Ziatype Process