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What have you done since graduating and where are you now?
Since graduating the RCAH in 2013, I completed my teaching certification in Art Education and worked for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum part time. I then moved to Detroit where I finished a year of student teaching in 2014. I subbed for DPS and did some temp work to pay the bills. I formed a band called Double Winter. Look us up! Still in the job hunt for something more permanent, I applied to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and was hired in the Education Department. I am now the Education Associate and have been here since January 2015.
How did RCAH prepare you for what you're doing now?
I reference my education at the RCAH on a daily basis. The RCAH helped me most in terms of community engagement and working in a non-profit organization. The RCAH has a global perspectives when it comes to how the system works in terms of social, political, economics, education, geographical, and more!! It's hard to sum of a transcultural experience into only a few words. All in all, it has helped me in so many ways. I like to think that the RCAH opened my eyes to new perspectives and it has influenced the ways I frame public programming.
What were your academic interests in RCAH?
Endangered Languages// Education access// Art and War//Science Fiction//Comics// Appalachian Music // Copyright and Creative Commons
What were your favorite aspects of the RCAH experience?
Shakespeare field trips to Canada// the theatre in the lower level // the computer lab and art studio // the practice rooms // gallery // close community!!!
What words of wisdom do you have for current RCAH students?
Do as much as you can! Having a packed resume with experiences gives you the upper hand when applying to jobs. You have something to talk about. Having a teaching certification is a blessing and has helped me in many ways. Be involved and make a difference and make sure you are having fun, being happy, and healthy! Visit me at MOCAD. :)