TEACHING & COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATION SANTA FE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Santa Fe, NM 2019-present
Art Teacher: Teach contemporary and culturally-engaged art to Middle School students at El Camino Real Academy, a bilingual public school. Created Art & Community course that connects students with community artists and arts organizations and culminates in art reflecting students’ communities and lives. Also teach reading to English Language Learners. K-12 License level 3A, with certifications in Visual Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies, TESOL and Bilingual certification.
WISE FOOL NEW MEXICO, Santa Fe, NM 2014-2018 Managing Director: Initiated the doubling of Wise Fool’s studio space and commensurate increase in staffing, programs, and budget. Managed fundraising and grant-writing activities. Directed marketing and implemented new quality and outcomes assessment and registration management system. Liaison to community collaborations and board, including recruitment doubling size of board. RAILYARD STEWARDS, Santa Fe, NM 2010-2014
Director of Education and Outreach, Interim Executive Director: Developed programs for the Railyard Park, including workshops, school collaborations, and volunteer activities. Developed partnerships with SITE Santa Fe, Youthworks, Earthcare, Farmers Market, and other colleague organizations which led to a 300% increase in the number of youth participants. Coordinated Railyard Art Committee activities.
RIVER SOURCE, Santa Fe, NM 2003-2010
Executive Administrator: Provided youth leadership education to support watershed health throughout New Mexico. Program development included the Watershed Education Network, No Child Left Inside: NM, “It’s My Water Future” Youth day at the Roundhouse, and statewide EcoWISER.org database.
SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Santa Fe, NM 1993-2003
Director of Academic Outreach, 2003
College Reaccreditation Project Coordinator, 2001-2003
College and Career Access Coordinator, 1999-2001
Part-time Faculty, 1993-1999
Managed 10-year College Reaccreditation process, including seven self-study committees, and the 200 page Self-Study Report with a focus on assessment of student learning. Developed academic partnerships with high schools through concurrent enrollment, career pathways, and contract courses at SFCC. Taught English courses, GED preparation, and English as a Second Language.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF SANTA FE, Santa Fe, NM 1993-1999 Program Coordinator: Facilitated program serving 700 students and 350 volunteer tutors, including a prison tutoring project, a community-based learning lab, and numerous workplace and neighborhood tutoring sites.
GETTY CENTER FOR EDUCATION IN THE ARTS, Los Angeles 1992
Coordinating Committee Member: Organized resources for the Summer Institute on Discipline-Based Art Education.
SANTA FE CITY IMMIGRANT TASK FORCE 1999-2000
Task Force Member: Appointed to serve on a city task force addressing immigration issues impacting the Santa Fe community, making recommendations to city council, including establishment of sanctuary city status.
FRIENDS COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL LEGISLATION, Washington, DC 1988-1990
Legislative Associate: Developed congressional lobbying strategies and grassroots outreach programs on foreign policy issues including United Nations and World Bank debt and development policy, and Southern Africa. Assisted in a national pre-conference to the UN Conference on Environment and Development/Earth Summit.
WOMEN’S CAMPAIGN FUND/WOMEN’S MEDIA PROJECT, Washington, DC 1987-1988
Research Associate: Managed donor files and assisted in fundraising campaigns. Tracked media coverage of issues of concern to women’s rights. Attended press conferences and prepared briefings.
VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, US SENATE, Washington, DC 1987
Research Associate: Drafted legislation and Senatorial speeches and prepared briefings for Congressional hearings on health care, housing, and women veterans. Handled constituent concerns.
MEXICAN-AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION, East LA, CA 1986
Research Assistant: Wrote position papers and legislative briefings in support of reforming US immigration law. Organized a conference in Morelia, Mexico.
ARTS COOPERATIVES, Latin America 1991
Volunteer Consultant: Developed marketing and organizational concepts with a women’s cooperative in Guatemala, a community museum and arts cooperative in Ecuador, and a women’s craft cooperative in Costa Rica.
CITY COUNCIL, South Central District Office, Los Angeles 1985
Program Assistant: Created a traveling multi-media display on the history of the Watts community in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the Watts Riots, with a special focus on art created from the wreckage of the riots.
RECENT ART EXHIBITIONS
Fourteenfifteen Gallery, Art-a-Day. Unfolding House: Making Room. March 2020
National Arts Education Association, National Member Juried Show. Unfolding House: Making Room. July 2020
New Mexico Arts Education Association, Member Exhibition, Masley Gallery UNM. Solar Dragon and Persephone and Demeter, August 2020
SITE Santa Fe, Silver Linings Postcard Project. Threads of Connection: Breath, Treasure, Spirit, Blood. September 2020
LEAP: Land, Experience, and Art of Place, NeoRio: Home. House of Mirrors: Leaving the Labyrinth. October 2020 Santa Fe Art Institute and Vital Spaces, Re-Centering Santa Fe: Social Structures. Woven Together: Restoring Connection (collaboration with Andrea Vargas, Jasmine Quinsier, and Chris Abeyta). December 2020 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, A.F.A. in Studio Arts, 2019, focus on painting and sculpture. UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, M.A. in Education, 1997. Masters in Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies with focus on community-based education and arts. HARVARD UNIVERSITY, B.A. Cum Laude in Government, 1987. Thesis on US-Latin American labor relations with field research in Mexico. Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, including SEA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, 1986. Oceanography, marine biology, and maritime science aboard a tall-ship. UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, Institute of European Studies, Spain, 1984.