Art Therapist and Program Manager
In her 8th year working at RAW
Has worked in Residential Treatment and in-patient psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents as well as an art teacher in community programs
Working at RAW Art Works, she has learned to listen with her head and her heart
Grew up in Massachusetts
The best gift she has ever received is her grandmother's engagement ring
Q: Could you please describe your job in one sentence?
A: Ignite the confidence to create and confidence to succeed in underserved youth.
Q: What previous job or training best prepared you for your work at RAW Art Works?
A: Developing lesson plans as a part-time teacher was especially helpful in preparing me for developing creative concepts for the many groups I facilitate. We primarily run group programming where youth are asked to respond to compelling questions through a meaningful creative process. My undergraduate degree, in studio art, which exposed me to many different approaches to being creative, is the root of the work I do with the youth at RAW.
Q: What has been the hardest part about your job?
A: Helping kids help themselves and when they don’t believe that they can.
Q: Finally, what do you think the world would be like without RAW Art Works?
A: A world without bridges – making it difficult to connect, explore and broaden perspectives.
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