Education

Maine College of Art 

Bachelor of Fine Arts
AUGUST 2019 - PRESENT
Attending MECA for photography with an intended graduation in 2022.

Kalamazoo College

Credit towards BFA
SEPTEMBER 2017 - JUNE 2018
Attended Kalamazoo College, a small liberal arts college in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Major was undeclared, but creative writing, Spanish, and photography were being actively pursued.

The Putney School

Summer Intensive
JUNE 2016 - JULY 2016
Received a merit scholarship from Scholastic Art & Writing to attend a summer session at The Putney School in Vermont. The intensive focused on darkroom photography and poetry. Culminated in an on campus art show and book publication.

Dublin School

High School Diploma
SEPTEMBER 2013 - JUNE 2017
Attended Dublin School, a small boarding school in Dublin, New Hampshire. Graduated June of 2017.



Experience

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts

Intern
SEPTEMBER 2020 - PRESENT

  • Cataloguing both private and personal photographic collections for Barbara Goodbody included artist research, computer knowledge, and organization of images and their corresponding information. Additionally worked on email campaigns for both MMPA and Maine photographer, Carol Eisenberg. Tasks including communication with local curators such as Bruce Brown, appraisers such as Robert Klein, and art historians like Belinda Rathbone. Obtaining information, distributing it to the right people and places, and producing informative documents or record.

Thirty Acre Farm

Social Media Manager
MAY 2020 - PRESENT

  • Communication with industry partners and marketing team, photography, social media captioning and analyzing, customer service, and web upkeep.

Private Professional Photographer

Independent Commercial Photographer
NOVEMBER 2020

  • Staged and photographed product vignettes for the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens' online shop. Worked from a vision board, communicated with employers, and delivered agreed upon number of images for commercial use on their website and social media.

Kennebec Early Music Festival

Festival Manager
JANUARY 2020 - APRIL 2020

  • Social media oversight, scheduling, donor and musician correspondence, distribution of advertisement, communication with patrons, and overall organization of event details. Job temporarily paused due to COVID-19. Plan to resume for management of summer 2021 festival.

Concinnity Deli & Lounge

Art Coordinator
JUNE 2018 - JANUARY 2020

  • Manage the restaurant’s social media presence, communicate with Maine artists, coordinate art displays, and manage each season’s art opening.

Private Professional Photographer

Independent Bar Mitzvah Photographer
JUNE 2019

  • Hired to photograph and edit a private event.

The Index

Photo Editor
SEPTEMBER 2017 - MAY 2018

  • Volunteer position, weekly review, selection, and editing of submitted images for the Kalamazoo College newspaper, The Index. 

Private Professional Photographer

Independent Wedding Photographer
OCTOBER 2018

  • Hired to photograph and edit a private event.

Layman’s Way

Literary Magazine Editor
SEPTEMBER 2016 - JUNE 2017

  • Volunteer position, reviewed, selected, and edited submissions for publication. 

Private Professional Photographer

Independent Wedding Photographer
OCTOBER 2015

  • Hired to photograph and edit a private event.

Awards & Publications

  • Publication of photography by SPACE in the series Broadcasts 2020.
  • Publication of four poems in Kalamazoo College’s The Cauldron 2018.
  • Stephanie Vibbert Award from Kalamazoo College’s The Cauldron 2018.
  • Publication of poetry and photography in Layman’s Way literary magazine 2017.
  • Publication of photography in Interlochen Review 2017.
  • Publication of poetry in Jet Fuel Review 2017.
  • Four Honorable Mentions, eight Silver Keys, four Gold Keys, a Best of Show Award, and a National Silver Medal from Scholastic Art & Writing for photography 2014 – 2017.
  • Publication in the Putney School poetry anthology, The Untamable Grapplefruit 2016.
  • One Silver Key and one Gold Key photography portfolio from Scholastic Art & Writing 2016.
  • Seven Honorable Mentions and one Silver Key from Scholastic Art & Writing for poetry, flash fiction, and essay writing 2014 – 2016.
  • Publication in Creative Encounters’ fall poetry anthology 2014.
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