Education

Maine College of Art 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in photography
Anticipated graduation MAY 2022.

Kalamazoo College

Credit towards a Bachelor's Degree
SEPTEMBER 2017 - JUNE 2018
Coursework in creative writing, Spanish, and photography.

The Putney School

Summer Intensive
JUNE 2016 - JULY 2016
Received a merit scholarship from Scholastic Art & Writing to attend a darkroom photography and poetry focused program. Culminated in an on campus art show and book publication.

Dublin School

High School Diploma
SEPTEMBER 2013 - JUNE 2017
A small boarding school in Dublin, New Hampshire.



Experience

Gemstone Tattoo, Portland, Maine

Administrative Assistant
JANUARY 2021 - PRESENT

  • Client correspondence, appointment scheduling, customer service, organization of information, and creative tasks including social media work. 

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, Portland, Maine

Intern
SEPTEMBER 2020 - PRESENT

  • Catalogue both private and personal photographic collections for Barbara Goodbody. Perform tasks that involve artist research, application of computer knowledge, organization of images and information, and communication with local curators. Additional work on email campaigns for both MMPA and Maine photographer, Carol Eisenberg. Focus on obtaining and distributing information, and producing informative documents. 

Thirty Acre Farm, Bremen, Maine

Social Media Manager
MAY 2020 - PRESENT

  • Communication with local product distributors, scheduling, ordering, and floor design. Media work includes communication with industry partners and marketing team, photography, social media captioning and analyzing, customer service, and web upkeep. 

Freelance Photographer, Maine

  • Organizational client: styled and photographed product vignettes for the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens' holiday newsletters and social media in 2020 and 2021. Communicated with clients and delivered images for marketing and communications. 
  • Private client: photographed weddings in 2014 and 2018 and a bar mitzvah and private dinner party in 2019. Attention to details, communication with clients, and interaction with guests. Edited and delivered images post event.

Kennebec Early Music Festival, Bath, Maine

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 paused due to COVID19. 

Concinnity Deli & Lounge, Bath, Maine

Art Coordinator
JUNE 2018 - JANUARY 2020

  • Managed the restaurant’s social media presence, coordinated art displays, curated quarterly art shows featuring Maine artists and planned and promoted opening receptions. 

The Index, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Photo Editor
SEPTEMBER 2017 - MAY 2018

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

Layman’s Way, Dublin, New Hampshire

Literary Magazine Editor
SEPTEMBER 2016 - JUNE 2017

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

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.

Group Exhibitions


2021                   UPCOMING: Merit Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2021                   UPCOMING: TBA, Maine College of Art, Portland ME

2020                   Merit Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2020                   BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2019                   SYL Show, Friedman Gallery, Portland, ME

2017                   Senior Show, Putnam Gallery, Dublin, NH

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