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EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts, anticipated May 2020
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

2014, Bachelor of Social Work / 3.80 GPA / Summa Cum Laude
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro, NC 

2014, Bachelor of Art in Visual Arts & Design / 3.80 GPA / Summa Cum Laude
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro, NC

RESIDENCES & PROGRAMS

2019-2019, Artist-in-Residence, Roberta’s House, Baltimore, MD
2018, Exercises for Emerging Artists 15: Fibers, Transformer. Washington, DC
2017, Artist-in-Residence, Duende District, A Creative DC, Washington, DC
2017, Artist-in-Residence, Cross Cultural Collaborative. Accra, Ghana
2017, Artist-in-Residence, Washington Peace Center. Washington, DC
2016—2017, The Collective: Soulful Arts for Social Change Program, The Sanctuaries. Washington, DC 

SELECT AWARDS

2019-2020, Libby Bowerman ’82 Fellowship
2019, Community Engagement Grant
2019, Graduate Research Development Grant
2018-2020, Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Foundation Fellowship
2018-2020, Leslie King Hammond Fellowship

SELECT WORK + LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

2019—current, Public Programs Social Media Ambassador, National Museum of Women in the Arts
2019—current, Arts Administration Intern, Multi-Media Training Institute, Washington, DC
2017—current, Socially Engaged Teaching Artist, The Sanctuaries, Washington, DC
2011—current, Freelance Graphic Design 
2015—2018, Contract Graphic Designer with The Creative Group
2016—2018, Vice President, Alumni & Friends Association, Visual Arts Program at NC A&T SU, Greensboro, NC
2014—2016, Design & Marketing, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, Maryland
2015, Havit Advertising, Art Direction/Graphic Design Intern
2014—2015, After School Art Teacher, Excel Beyond the Bell, PG County Schools, Maryland
2014—2015, Marketing Assistant, Teacher, & Art Therapy Intern, CREATE Arts Center
2013—2014, Social Work Intern, Youth Focus Inc. Structured Day, Greensboro, DC
2013, Office of Exhibits Central Intern, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
2013—2014, President of Art Circle, Student Organization of NC A&T SU, Greensboro, NC
2011—2012, Secretary of Art Circle, Student Organization of NC A&T SU, Greensboro, NC
2011—2012, Art Instructor, The African American Atelier, Greensboro, NC
2011, Developmental Intern, Transitional Housing Corporation, Washington, DC

TRAININGS + CERTIFICATIONS

January 2018, Armed Services Arts Partnership. Teaching Artist Training
January 2015, Advancing Youth Development
March 2012, Mediation Training/Conflict Management
January 2015, Youth Mental Health First Aid 

SELECT WORKSHOPS + LECTURES

2019, Artist Talk & Career Development at Duke Ellington School of the Arts
2019, Youth Leadership Summit: Career Opportunities in the Arts at Oakland Mills High School
2018, Working Artist Lecture at Montgomery College
2018, Arts for Activism and Organizing Workshop at Theopoetics: A Space for Thinkers, Doers, and Makers Conference
2018, Arts for Activism and Organizing Workshop at DC Social Emergency Response Center
2018, Evaluator for the 2018 Arts for Social Change Program at The Sanctuaries
2017, Arts for Activism and Organizing Workshop at Foundry Methodist Church
2018, March for Our Lives Art Build Workshop with Church Youth
2017, Arts for Activism and Organizing Workshop with Armed Services Arts Partnership
2017, Mic Check! Storytelling Workshop with Asian American LEAD (AALEAD)
2015, Black Lives/White Light Exhibition, Black Artist Panel Speaker
2014, Art is my: High School Arts Scholarship, Judge, Brooklyn, New York

SELECT PUBLIC ART/ACTION PROJECTS

2019, Women’s March, Art Build Screenprinter
2018, Foundry Methodist Church, Sanctuary Banners
2017, Climate March, Art Build Designer and Painter
2017, DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence & UJIMA, Collaborative Community Mural, Washington, DC
2017, Women’s March Art Build, Black Women’s Health Matters Design
2017, #MeantToBeLoved Installation, Femme Fatale DC Pop Up Store, Washington, DC
2017, #KeepFightingDC, Washington Peace Center, Washington DC
2017, Walter Reed Dreams, CulturalDC and the DC Office of Planning, Washington, DC
2016, Street Soul: The Human Side of Homelessness, The Sanctuaries, Washington, DC

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2019, NASAD Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2019, Our Words Will Still Be Heard, Jubliee Arts Gallery and MICA PLACE Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2019, Black Women in Power, Arena Players Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2019, Evenings at the Edge: Wonder Woman, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2018, A Body to Follow, Transformer, Washington DC
2018, We Got Next: Young Contemporaries, I Street Galleries, Washington, DC
2018, Bluebird Sky Yoga x Latela Art Gallery, Bluebird Sky Yoga Studio, Washington, DC
2017, ______hood, Group Exhibition, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC
2017, Synergy: Arts & Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP), Visual Arts Exhibition, I Street Galleries, Washington, DC
2017, Collage Group Show II, Latela Art Gallery, Washington, DC
2016, Alumni & Friends: Can we be different, but equal?, H.C. Taylor Gallery, NC A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
2016, Carnaval: Celebrations of the African Diaspora, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC
2015, At War With Ourselves/Exclusive Selection, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at University of Maryland College Park, MD
2015, At War with Ourselves: The Battle for the Black Face Boy, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Washington, DC
2015, 10x10 Invitational: Benefit Exhibition, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD
2014, In The Moment: A group exhibition of four artists born since 1989, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC
2014, Alumni & Friends: The Art of Music, The Artist Bloc Fine Arts Gallery, Greensboro, NC
2014, We Join Spokes Together in a Wheel, Gatewood Gallery, Greensboro, NC
2013, The Rebirth, H.C. Taylor Gallery, NC A&T SU, Greensboro, NC
2012 Juried Art & Design Student Exhibition, CVA – Center for Visual Artists, Greensboro, NC

PUBLICATIONS & PRESS

MICA Commotion, Issue 8, Spring 2019
National Gallery of Art’s Director at Evenings at the Edge, The Washington Post
Collage Group Show II at Latela Art Gallery, The Washington Post
Spring 2017 Prison Health News, Black Women's Health Matters Cover

HONOR SOCIETIES

Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
Golden Key International Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Who’s Who Among Students