Art Therapy Intern II, Rape Victim Advocates, Chicago, IL
Maintained caseload of nine clients with simple and complex trauma histories. Facilitated couples therapy and closed art therapy groups focusing on relational trauma healing. Created gallery show for clients.
Art Therapy Intern I, CJE SeniorLife, Chicago, IL
Collaborated on art therapy groups for dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and depression. Pioneered art therapy groups on mindfulness, chair yoga, mosaics, mask-making, puppetry, and zines/comics.
Freelance Teaching Artist, In the Heart of the Beast Theatre, Steppingstone Theatre, Twin Cities, MN
Designed and executed curricula utilizing age-appropriate teaching goals. Empowered students toward creativity, self-expression, and confidence. Envisioned parade concept via community organizing, citizen engagement process. Coordinated design and construction of large floats, puppets, costumes, props, setpieces. Taught drama, mask-making, paper mache, puppetry, improv, mask work, dance and movement, conflict resolution, teamwork, and yoga for K-12 pupils in various settings.
Certified Yoga Teacher, OUT in the Backyard; Queer and Trans Yoga, Minneapolis, MN
Taught LGBTQ-specific classes prioritizing breathwork, identity formation, and meditation.
Public Health Associates Program, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Asthma Program Assistant, Minnesota Department of Health
Designed, measured, and analyzed MDH program evaluation measures. Performed epidemiological analysis related to health disparities. Spearheaded unique national medication-adherence project.
Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator and College Campus Liaison, Minnesota Department of Health
Developed online database of campus sexual violence prevention resources, with hundreds of original hits per month. Published original research detailing dynamics of sexual violence on college campuses.