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Creative and Innovative

 

November 2018-Present

ARTS IN CORRECTIONS PROGRAM MANAGER
CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL
SACRAMENTO, CA

  • Co-initiated with the Deputy Director, the California Arts Council’s participation in the state’s pilot program of the Government Alliance for Race and Equity (GARE).

  • Collaborates with agency’s thought leaders to direct and implement and track equitable policies and practices utilizing a Race and Equity Action Plan co-created by the team in late 2018.

  • Co-trainer of an agency-wide training on the history race inequities in the United States and inspire the value of change to trainees. 

  • Lead the agency monthly’s reading club and a social position group.

  • Oversees and manages an $8 million prison arts program for the state of California.

  • Leads and closely collaborates with the Arts in Corrections Program Analyst to ensure program goals and objectives are met, and projects are executed thoughtfully and in a timely manner.

  • Envisions and executes program policies that incorporate internal and external input through community engagement practices, including the participation of paid return resident advisors. 

  • Develops and strengthens relationships with Arts in Corrections Coordinating Organizations, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and other internal and external partners.

  • Collects and analyzes programmatic data in an accessible, equitable, and thoughtful manner.

  • Interprets and reports data in a clear and transparent manner to executive management and stakeholders in the field.

  • Conceptualized and is executing the program name change from Arts in Correction to a name that reflects the CAC’s equitable practices and the healing outcomes of the program through public community engagement activities.

  • Successfully redesigned and delivered multiple Request for Proposals (RFP) written in accessible language, with a video tutorial, template for bid submission, multiple question and answer periods, and RFP feedback survey to improve the access, equity, and inclusion of small and grassroots organizations.

  • Incorporates opportunities for program expansion, including the initiation of new strategic partnerships for outreach, training, and research projects. 

  • Expanding research about the prison arts field with the University of California, Berkeley to evaluate, improve, and advance the program, and make recommendations to executive management.

May 2017-November 2018

ARTS IN CORRECTIONS PROGRAM ANALYST
CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL
SACRAMENTO, CA

  • Oversaw the development of contracts, the procurement process, and budget reconciliations for the $8 million dollar program budget.

  • Assisted the Arts in Corrections Program Manager with program evaluation.

  • Co-facilitated the panel review process, including the adjudication process. 

  • Represented the California Arts Council at conferences and prison site visits.

July 2016-May 2017

ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST
CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL
SACRAMENTO, CA

  • Provided administrative support to executive staff, including booking travel, conference registrations, scheduling meetings, and proofreading agency materials.

  • Coordinated the compilation of Council meeting materials and produced the final draft of meeting minutes for the Council to review and approve.

  • Served as a liaison between the California Arts Council and the Council by building trustworthy professional relationships.

June 2012-June 2014

TEACHING ASSISTANT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

  • Independently prepared and instructed lesson plans for two weekly discussion sections of at least 25 students in Art History, Comparative Literature, and Technocultural Studies. 

  • Created and assigned homework and in-class assignments to ensure the comprehension of course material. 

  • Reviewed, evaluated, and provided extensive comments on in-class assignments, homework, and essays. 

  • Assisted students individually during weekly held office hours to resolve student concerns and mediate student-professor communication. 

  • Provided support to the course professor and developed essay prompts and course exams. 

August 2008-September 2012

CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, SACRAMENTO (CLOSED)

  • Supervised and coordinated duties of volunteers during gallery events. 

  • Developed and maintained professional relationships with members, gallery donors, and visitors. 

  • Maintained the gallery’s multiple social media platforms and developed gallery blog content. 

  • Wrote and facilitated the digital distribution of press releases for gallery events and exhibitions.

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

November 2019-Present

LEADERS OF COLOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WESTERN STATES ARTS FEDERATION (WESTAF)

  • Collaborate with other participants to imagine the future for arts administrators of color in the western states region.

  • Discuss and innovate race and equity practices in the arts administration field. 

January 2018-Present

GOVERNMENT ALLIANCE ON RACIAL EQUITY (GARE) CAPITOL COHORT
SACRAMENTO, CA

  • Learned how to apply organizational change theory, results based accountability, and how to implement adaptive leadership skills.

  • Strengthened communication and leadership techniques to advance racial equity.

  • Collaborated intensely with colleagues to generate strategies for overcoming barriers to change.

November 2017

EMERGING LEADERS OF COLOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

WESTERN STATES ARTS FEDERATION (WESTAF)

DENVER, CO

  • Selected from a pool of 104 applications to participate in a three day professional development program designed specifically for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) in arts administration.

  • Attended seminars with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, including training on how to use data in the cultural and arts sector, strategic foresight, and how to build leadership skills.

  • Collaborated with other participants to complete a presentation that analyzed and defined four different potential scenarios for the future of the arts in the US, including implications and potential outcomes.

October 2015-May 2016

MUSEUM EDUCATOR & EVALUATION ASSISTANT, INTERN
LEGION OF HONOR
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

  • Greeted, guided, and managed groups of 15 to 18 sixth grade students through a series of educative museum program components.

  • Evaluated program efficacy using quantitative and qualitative methods. 

  • Analyzed and compiled data from evaluations and created data tables using Excel.

  • Collaborated with the museum staff, museum artists, docents, and fellow interns with the logistics of the Past & Present program.

  • Learned museum pedagogy, including techniques for leading tours and hands-on activities.

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

January 2019-November 2019

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR THE ACCOMPLICE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
ARTS ADMINISTRATORS OF COLOR NETWORK

  • Collaborated as a thought leader across the field to create a yearlong curriculum for white individuals interested in becoming better accomplices in the arts field through racial equity work.

  • Planned and created introductory zine of the program for the Arts Administrators of Color Convening. 

April 1997- October 1998

FOUNDER OF THE DECOLONIZATION PROJECT
THE DECOLONIZATION PROJECT
SACRAMENTO, CA

  • Founder of a decentralized and nonhierarchical arts collective

  • Develop and facilitate workshops and dialogues that center on decolonization, indigenization, racial equity, and social justice practice

  • Supervise, manage, and direct volunteers during workshops, fundraisers, and events.

 
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