My practice is dedicated to leisure, a necessary tool for self-actualization. I value immersive, participatory experiences for ‘celebration, learning, play, rituals, + rest’. I care about opportunities that enhance people’s quality of life through meaningful time. This means doing things that are inspiring, fun, and healing while also recognizing the importance of trauma aware approaches.
My previous background as a museum professional and arts administrator started in 2013. I have 9 years of experience organizing within institutions and my local neighborhoods using frameworks rooted in intersectionality and ‘Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility’ (DEIA) work. I’m an advocate for issues related to racial and gender based justice, primarily centering BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.
I’m a facilitator with 8 years of experience leading arts & cultural experiences. I’ve worked with fellow artists, studios, independent creators, schools, and non-profits. Within my administrative responsibilities, I’ve coordinated for groups of tens to hundreds of adult peers, seniors, and youths. I have managed public art projects including murals, social practice projects, cultural events, and educational courses.
My education includes studies both as an independent researcher, apprentice, and formal student. I’m trained as a traditional western astrologer primarily by The Oraculos School of Astrology, in addition to several recognized experts within the field. As of 2023 I am a Certified Hypnosis Practitioner having studied under The Divine Feminine School of Hypnosis. My mentorship in indigenous curanderismo rites has been by way of Erika Buenaflor since 2021. I am a first-generation graduate from the the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received my BFA with leadership recognitions in 2018.