I love working with people to channel their individual and collective genius! I thrive in seeing the big picture and providing “clara-ty” in complex processes, moving clients from identifying problems to creating solutions. Participation and Transformation are major themes in all my work. I believe that meaningful personal and community development are driven by meaningful participation, and that the deeper the participation, the more elevated the potential for change. I have been profoundly transformed by work in personal empowerment and Participatory Action Research, seeing the immense impact both can have on individuals, communities, and organizations.
My journey has taken me down the path of teaching artist, community muralist, arts administrator, curriculum creator, assessment fanatic, professional development enthusiast, and Director of El Puente Global Justice Institute, a hub for training and development, convening, and sharing practices with the wider field. I received my M.S. Ed in 2012 from Bank Street College of Education in Leadership in Community-Based Learning. I received my B.A. in 2004 from NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study in Community Education, Latin American Studies, and Studio Art.
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