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Public Programming

Independent Programming Curator
2010-2019
Director of Programming | Providence Athenæum
2016 - 2018
Creator + Producer | The Fold | PVD
2017 - 2019

Storytelling becomes fundamental in examining our perspectives, differences, strengths, and weaknesses. How else can we expand our dialogues and embrace new - and often hidden - narratives? Long before demands for collective change erupted in 2020, my curation and programming projects have questioned how cultural institutions positioned themselves within their communities. Through the years I have partnered with and worked within museums, universities, and nonprofit art organizations to create programming and engagement initiatives exploring intersections of experiences, objects, and ideas. Having curated and produced over 100 programs and events, projects range from speakers series, symposiums and panel discussions to community-building initiatives, jazz nights, and city-wide pop-up programming.

In 2016, I became the Director of Programming at a historical 19th-century institution to create programs addressing access focused on diversifying audiences in age, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Weekly public programs featured writers, designers, curators, scientists, scholars, historians, and cultural leaders from across the globe. Programs piloted included an under-35 members access program, The Contemporaries; and RI Public Radio community micro-memoir events.

I continue to seek new collaborators and spaces to instigate, engage, catalyze and energize the imagination. Presenting and supporting inclusive storytelling continues to be a crucial tool for empowerment to better share experiences, delve into the unknown, and nurture new ways of thinking.

Selected Highlights