Education

UC Berkeley - Masters of Social Work | 2014-2016

Fordham University - BA, Urban Studies and African & African-American Studies | 2005-2009


Professional Experience

IDEO, Senior Design Lead | November 2020-Present

The Center for Cultural Power, Project Manager | August 2020-Present

Cultural Engagement Lab, Special Projects Manager | September 2020-December 2020

The International Center of Photography,  Senior Manager of Teen Programs and Neighborhood Engagement | June 2017-December 2020

Youth Speaks, Manager of Bay Area Programs | May 2016-June 2017

Urban Arts Partnership, Program Manager | September 2010-July 2014


Residencies + Awards

2021

Pioneer Works, Technology Residency 

2020 

The Laundromat Project, Create Change Artist-in-Residence 

Lower East Side Community Cultural Council, Council Member

2019

The Laundromat Project, Create Change Artist-in-Residence 

Independent Curators International, Curatorial Intensive, New Orleans 

2018

Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum Education Practicum 

The Wing DUMBO, Scholarship Recipient 

2017

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellow

Pro Arts Gallery, 2×2 Curator-in-Residence

2016

Southern Exposure, Alternative Exposure Grantee for Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare: Dean’s Social Justice Award, Ralph M. Kramer Award for Outstanding Management & Planning Student, Dean's Emerging Leader Award

UC Berkeley Division of Equity and Inclusion, Innovation Grantee for Cal Anti-Racism Collaborative

National Association of Social Workers, Verne LaMarr Lyons Scholarship Recipient

Emerging Arts Professionals of the Bay Area, Fellow


Selected Talks

2020

Disrupting Gentrification In NYC, Panelist, ApexArt, Online | December 2020

Create Change: Artist-in-Residence Final Presentations, The Laundromat Project, Online | November 2020

On Art and the Housing Crisis, Art on the Ground, FIT, Online | October 2020

"Anti-Eviction Mapping Project: Shifting Power through Counter-Narratives and Data Justice," Co-Presenter, KADIST: Ways of Reading Symposium, e-flux | February 2020

2019

"Counter-Mapping Evictions in NYC: The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project," Panelist, Fordham University Mapping (In)Justice Symposium | November 2019

"Optics: The Visuals of Gentrification," Panelist, ICP at Abrons Art Center | October 2019

"Radical Mapping with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project," Presenter, WYFY School | August 2019

"New Media Intimacies: Staying Power & Anti-Eviction Mapping Project," Presenter, Independent Curators International | August 2019

"Photovoice: A Tool for Engaging in Critical Investigation," Workshop Facilitator, Columbia University, 5th Annual School Social Work Conference | June 2019

"Photo Cafe: A Fair Industry," Panelist, Seeing Collective/Brooklyn Central | May 2019

"Oral History 101 with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project," Workshop Facilitator, Picture the Homeless | April 2019

2018

"For Freedoms: Home & Abroad," Town Hall Moderator, ICP Museum | October 2018

"Open House: The Image & Social Change," Panel Moderator/Organizer, Open Engagement Conference | April 2018

2017

"Past Presence Artist Talk," Moderator, Pro Arts Gallery | September 2017

2016

"Pink Governmentality: Space, Gender, and the Politics of Pink in Mexico City," Lecture, UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative | May 2016

"Narratives of Displacement: The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project," Workshop Presenter, Allied Media Conference | June 2016


Selected Writing

Art Handler Magazine, "End of Year Issue," Contributor | December 2020

Grant Makers in the Arts Reader, “Embedded Arts and Culture is Essential to Our Healing,” Co-Authored with Terra Graziani | Summer 2020

Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, “Five Tips for Arts Educators,” by Ilk Yasha | Spring/Summer 2019

Radical History Review, “(Dis)location, Black Exodus, and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project,” Co-Authored with Erin McElroy and Adrienne Hall | August 2010

UC Berkeley Mellon Global Urban Humanities Program: Mexico City Studio, "Pink Governmentality: Space, Gender, and the Politics of Pink in Mexico City" | June 2016

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