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MFA 2010 Art-Intermedia | Sculpture-minor. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

MA 2004 English | Creative Writing. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

BA 2001 English | Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1999 Spanish language and art. Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain

Professional Experience

8/2016-Present. Program Director *Previously-Associate Director of Programs. Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

1/2014-7/2016. Principal ArtCorp., Detroit
ArtCorp is a boutique consulting firm based in Detroit and Brooklyn. The firm is dedicated to the creation and promotion of cultural entrepreneurship models that connect capital investment with artists, galleries, and businesses. ArtCorp was founded as a way to provide the essential tools necessary for various disparate and seemingly unconnected strains of the art, tech, and finance worlds to unite in the development of new creative corridors. From art consulting services to community development projects, ArtCorp is committed to aggregative models for growth that emphasize diversity and sustainability alongside economic regeneration.

8/2011-1/2014. Curator of Education & Public Engagement Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), MI *Previously-Curator of Education.

Fall '13. Lecturer/Sabbatical Replacement Eastern Michigan University,Ypsilanti,MI
Graduate Seminar in Creative Writing: The Essay as Form

2013. Adjunct Professor College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI Visual Culture (Fall ‘13), Installation/Performance/Site (Team Taught—Spring ‘13)

2008 - 2010. Instructor of Record The University of Iowa School of Art and Art HistoryIntermedia I (Spring ‘10, Spring and Fall ‘09) and Intermedia II (Spring ‘10)

2007 - 2008. Teaching Assistant The University of Iowa School of Art & Art History Intermedia Artists in Community (Spring ‘08), Intermedia Workshop (Fall ‘07 and Spring ‘08)

2005 - 2007. Instructor Art Institute of California, San Diego, CA. Visual Language & Culture, College English, Transitional English, Effective Speaking and World Literature

2001 - 2005. Freelance Writer Detroit, MI and San Diego, CA