My interests lie in where the creative and economy sector meet and how the arts can change a community for the better. My career started in the visual arts with my undergraduate degree in Arts Management with a focus on Gallery/Museum Management. While working at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) I moved from their Visual Arts Department to the Performing Arts and started working with the Company Manager on artist services for their concerts, performances and festivals. From there I worked in various local arts organizations that focused on the creative economy and community engagement. I also spent a season working at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as the Assistant Company Manager and two years in Boston working at ArtsEmerson @ Emerson College.
In 2016 I decided to pursue a graduate degree and graduated in 2019 from University of Connecticut with an MFA in Arts Administration. My thesis project can be viewed at museumeducationpartners.uconn.edu.
Post graduation I worked at the Greater Hartford Arts Council as the Community Investment Manager and am currently at the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
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