Education

2016

BFA cum laude with a concentration in Photography, minor in Art History,

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

2016

BA cum laude, Spanish with a concentration in Applied Language and Translation,

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

2015

Certificate of Translation in Spanish,

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 Charlotte, NC

Exhibition Record

2016                            Nowhere | Now Here

                                    The Levine Museum of the New South

                                    Charlotte, NC

 

2016                            Member’s Show

                                    The Light Factory

                                    Charlotte, NC

 

2016                            Out of the Blue: Explorations in Cyanotype

                                    PhotoSynthesis, LLC

                                    Manchester, CT

 

2016                            Interface 

                                    Rowe Arts Gallery

                                    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte,

                                    Charlotte, NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

2016                            Form and FluxBFA senior exhibition

                                    Rowe Arts Gallery

                                    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte,

                                    Charlotte, NC

 

2016                            Sanskrit Literary-Arts

                                    Student Union Gallery

                                    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                                    Charlotte, NC

 

2016                           Nowhere | Now Here

                                   Atkins Library

                                   The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                                   Charlotte, NC

 

2016                           A is for…a collaborative pictorial vocabulary exploration in alphabetical order

                                   Rowe Side Gallery and Student Union Gallery

                                   The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                                   Charlotte, NC

 

2015                           Annual Juried Student Exhibition

                                   Rowe Gallery

                                   The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                                   Charlotte, NC.

                                   Juror - Lia Newman, Director and curator of Davidson College Van Avery Gallery,

                                   Davidson, NC

 

2014                           Annual Juried Student Exhibition  

                                   Rowe Gallery

                                   The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                                   Charlotte, NC.

                                   Juror Brad Thomas–Director of the McColl Center for Arts + Innovation,

                                   Charlotte, NC

2014                          Fiberlandia (Group)

                                  Rowe Side Gallery

                                  The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                                  Charlotte, NC.

2014                          Annual Juried Foundations Exhibition,

                                  Rowe Side Gallery

                                  The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                                  Charlotte, NC

2014                          Annual Juried Foundations Exhibition,

                                  Rowe Side Gallery

                                  The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                                  Charlotte, NC

 2013                        Annual Juried Foundations Exhibition,

                              Rowe Side Gallery

                                  The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                                  Charlotte, NC

 2013                        Annual Juried Student Exhibition,

                                   Rowe Gallery

                                   The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                                   Charlotte, NC

                                   Juror Moses Luski - Lawyer, Schumacher, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. Art Collector.

Professional Experience

 

2016-present                   Director of Community Engagement

                                        The Light Factory

                                        Charlotte, NC

 

 2010-present                 Freelance event photographer

                                       Charlotte, NC, and surrounding areas

2016                               Co-curator of “A is for…

                                       Rowe Arts Gallery and Student Union Gallery

                                       The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

                                       Two-part show consisting of 52 images total that was exhibited in two locations

2015                               Spanish Interpreter at Rowan Psychotherapy Services

                                       Salisbury, NC

                                       Sole interpreter for counseling services

2014                               English as a Second Language Certification

                                       Rowan Literary Council

                                       Salisbury, NC

2013                               Spanish/English Interpreter for Medical Brigades and teams

                                       Mission to the World

                                       Monterrey, Mexico

2011                               Summer 2011 Intern

                                       Mission to the World

                                       Guanajuato, Mexico

                                       Spent three months teaching English to elementary school students in the village of

                                       El Tejabán and leading English conversation groups in the city of Guanajuato, MX

 Teaching Experience

 2015

Introduction to Photography, a summer-long 35mm workshop for children in the Hispanic immigrant community,

China Grove, NC

2014-2015                      ESL classes in Rowan County, NC

 2011                                Teacher, Summer English Camp

                                        Mission to the World

                                        El Tejabán, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

Awards and Recognition

2016                      Area Award for Outstanding Work in Photography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte,  

                              Charlotte, NC

2016                      Award for Best Fine Art Portfolio in 2016 Portfolio Throwdown, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC                                                                              

2015                      Dean’s List, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2015                      Chancellor’s List, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2014                      Chancellor’s List, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2013                      Dean’s List, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2012                      Dean’s List University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2012                      Chancellor’s List University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2011                      Chancellor’s List, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Collaborative Projects

2016-present                      Heritage

                                           Photography and Fibers

                                           Collaboration with UNCC student Caitlin Malson

                                           Digital Art Making Grant

                                            Charlotte, NC

 

2015-present                      A Midsummer Night’s Dream

                                           Photography and Fibers

                                           Collaboration with artist Elisa Sanchez

                                           Charlotte, NC. 

 

2015-present                    Abandoned Places

                                         4x5 photography exploration of North Carolina’s forgotten spaces

                                         Collaboration with photographer Caitlin Malson

                                         Various locations in North Carolina      

Print Media

2016                                   Student Spotlight Interview (online)

                                           The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                                           Charlotte, NC          

 2016                                   Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine Spring 2016

                                           The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                                           Charlotte, NC

 2016                                   Work published in the 2015 Best of College and High-school Photographer’s Forum

                                           Magazine for the Emerging Professional

                                           Santa Barbara, CA

 Radio/Television

 2015                                  Radio interview with lawyer Ruth Gorman

                                          Charlotte, NC

                                          Interview discussed Immigration issues, my documentary series on Hispanic immigrants  

                                          living in North Carolina, and the Introductory Photography class I taught in the summer of

                                          2015 to the children living in the Hispanic community.

Professional Organizations

 2015-present                                The Light Factory member

 2015-present                           Society for Photographic Educators (SPE) member