CV

Education
School of Visual Arts, New York, USA | MFA, Design for Social Innovation, May 2014
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, USA | BA, Visual Art, English minor, 2009, cum laude
SIT Peru: Literature, Arts, and Culture, Fall 2007

Current

Scholar, Advanced Studies in Book Arts, The Center for Book Arts, NY, NY (Sep 2016 – August 2017) 
One of three artists-in-residence selected to develop a body of professional work in the field of book arts. I am working on a collection of navigational tools and imagined landscapes for beyond the Anthropocene.

Part-time faculty, Parsons School of Design, NYC (Fall 2016 – present)
Department: M.S. Strategic Design & Management,
Courses: Strategic Design & Management in New Economies and Integrative Studio I
www.newschool.edu/parsons/masters-design-management/

Freelance consultant, Design Strategy (2014 – present)
Provide strategic support to the UN and other organizations in areas of technology for development, partnerships, and capacity building.

Co-founder and Editor, Singing Saw Press, Brooklyn, NY (2011 – present)
Singing Saw Press is an art and poetry press that fosters collaboration between emerging and established artists and writers. singingsawpress.com

Selected work experience

UNICEF Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, PNG // Innovation Specialist: Youth Engagement and Mobile for Development Initiatives, 2016
– Provided high-level coordination and guidance to UNICEF and its government partners on a total of 6 technology-based initiatives, including programme design, technical support, and trainings
– Led the design and implementation of U-Report Papua New Guinea, a mobile platform that improves social accountability by giving young people a voice on issues that matter to them

UNICEF Innovation Unit, UNICEF NYHQ, Academic Partnerships Specialist, 2015-2016
– Established a new, integrated strategy and framework for academic partnerships to feed into UNICEF’s pipeline for sourcing and scaling successful innovations, and supported corresponding partnerships with University of Nairobi, University of Dar es Salaam, MIT, Art Center College of Design, Lebanese American University, and Singularity University, among others
– Developed corresponding guidance materials, operational resources, and curricula, http://unicefstories.org/about/academic-partnership-resources/

UNICEF Innovation Unit, NYHQ, Project Manager, Global Design for UNICEF Challenge 2014-2015
Oversaw global expansion of a child-focused design and innovation challenge for university students, from 1 university in NYC to 6 universities globally (in Nicaragua, Chile, Lebanon, Indonesia, Zambia)

Project Assistant, CUNY Design for UNICEF Challenge, City University of New York (CUNY), May 2013 – May 2014
Led the pilot of a design and innovation competition for university students focused on child-centered problems

Aspirations Lab Coordinator, Oxford Hills High School, South Paris, ME, Sep 2011 – Aug 2012
Provided direct assistance to students and their families with the college application and financial aid process

AmeriCorps College Access Advisor, Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham, ME, Sep 2009 – Aug 2010
Guided first-generation high school seniors through the college application and financial aid process through one-on-one advising
Teaching & Workshop Facilitation
Posters, Poetry, & Protest, workshop, The Center for Book Arts, NYC (upcoming), http://centerforbookarts.org/event/posters-poetry-protest/
Nairobi Design Thinking School, University of Nairobi, 2016 / Part of the core team developing the curriculum for and facilitating the inaugural course at the Nairobi Design Thinking School. http://ndts.c4dlab.ac.ke/
Design workshop, IPB Bogor, Indonesia, 2014
Design for UNICEF workshop, City University of New York (CUNY), 2014
Seditious Pamphleteering , The Telling Room, Portland, ME

Fellowships & Artist Memberships
2016-present, Scholar, Advanced Studies for Book Arts, The Center for Book Arts, NYC
2011-2012 Member, Pickwick Independent Press, Portland, ME
2010 James Joyce Foundation Scholar (printmaking), Zürich, Switzerland
2008-09 Grua/O’Connell Research Fellow (printmaking), Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
2007 Rusack Fellow (sculpture), Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Selected Exhibitions
2014 MFA Thesis exhibition, Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY
2012 Pressing On, curated group show, Landing Gallery, Rockland, ME
2012 May I Trespass on Your Valuable Space (traveling solo show)
DARCSPACE, Dublin, Ireland (June 2012)
Special Collections, SUNY Buffalo, NY (October 2011-present)
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME (April 2011)
Stiftung James Joyce, Zürich, Switzerland (October 2010)
2012 Pickwick Press, group show, Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME
2012 Artist Intervention, group “happening”, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
2012 Free for All, salon-style show, Space Gallery, Portland, ME
2011 Vertical Re-Integration, solo show, Cranberry Island Kitchen, Portland, ME
2010 Free for All, salon-style show, Space Gallery, Portland, ME
2009 Carving the Floors, collaborative show, Space Gallery, Portland, ME
2009, 2008, 2007 Delta Sigma Upsilon Juried Show, winner, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
2006, 2007 Installation design team, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

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