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Work Experience Snapshot

July 2022 - Current

Project Coordinator 
Let's Read Project | Bosnia and Herzegovina (Remote)

Project Coordinator for the Let’s Read project, a partnership between The University of Texas at Austin, Lincoln Center Theater in NYC, and the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, where six K-16 educators, or Arts Integrated Teaching Fellows, and U.S. experts co-design lesson plans, online resources, and trainings which use Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street to explore issues of identity and home through English and arts literacy.

  • Organizing, scheduling, and overseeing the design and implementation of the project

  • Supporting and overseeing the educators in BiH and the US creative team

  • Creating Let’s Read educational resource website

April 2022 - June 2022

Drama for Schools, The University of Texas at Austin | Austin, TX

  • Teaching Assistant for two sessions of the Student Teacher Learning Community (STLC) in Round Rock, TX.

  • Teaching Assistant/Instructor and Content Creator for the 2022 Drama for Schools Summer Institute, a 4-day drama-based/arts integration professional learning intensive for K-12 educators in Austin, TX.

  • Assisted in creating Activating Learning through the Arts, a 40-hour, asynchronous online drama-based pedagogy instructional course with two UT graduate students under the supervision of Lara Dossett, Professional Learning Coordinator for Drama for Schools. 

Jan 2022 - June 2022

Graduate Research Assistant & Workshop Coordinator 
The University of Texas at Austin | Austin, TX

Served as Workshop Coordinator for the Arts Integrated Teaching Community (AITC), a series of seven virtual workshops and three community meet-ups hosted by U.S. Arts Integration Experts and educators in Bosnia and Herzegovina funded US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

  • Liaison between AITC Team and Art Integration Experts/Presenters

  • Lead designer: Branding, Marketing, and Promotional Materials

Jan 2021 - May 2021

All District Substitute Teacher
Urbana School District #116 | Urbana, IL

Instructed/monitored classrooms for in-person and hybrid remote learning grades K-12.

Jan 2020 - Aug 2020

Administrative Intern/ Communication Specialist
Illinois Art Station | Normal, IL

  • Successfully curated engagement through all social media platforms and newsletter campaigns prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic with graphics designed and created with Adobe Illustrator.

  • Contributed to child development data analysis and grant research/writing.

  • Teacher and Volunteer for programming ages 2-16 while under the guidance of Laura K. Jaster, Executive Director and Megan Kathol Bersett, Interim Director of Operations.


2021 - 2023

The University of Texas at Austin
M.A. Art Education, Community Arts Focus

2016 - 2020

Illinois State University
B.S. Art Teacher Education & Studio Arts: Metalwork and Jewelry

Magna Cum Laude

Current Research
& Interests

  • Graduate Capstone Research Project: Beyond Tie-Dye T-Shirts and Friendship Bracelets: A History of Art Education in U.S. Summer Camp Arts and Crafts

  • Drama-Based Pedagogy and Practice in Visual Art Education  

  • Arts Integration and Interdisciplinary Instruction and Programming


  • Professional Educator License (PEL): Visual Arts-kindergarten through grade 12

  • Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin: Inclusive Classrooms Leadership Certificate for Excellence in Teaching 2021

  • Department of Child and Family Services: Mandated Reporter 2021

  • Allison: Working With Students With Special Educational Needs, Credential ID: 1403-19485206

  • Zoom: Teacher/Educator Track Assessment 2020

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