3Degrees Inc, Dominion Green Power Senior Outreach Associate, Richmond VA: 2014-Current
Tricycle Gardens, Garden Educator at Peter Paul Development Center, RVA: 2014-2016
Razors of Richmond, Secretary and Certified Massage Therapist. Richmond, VA: 2012-2015
Feral Feet Community, Community Co-founder. Cookeville, TN: 2010 - 2011
Children’s Home of Virginia, Interior Designer Volunteer. Richmond, VA: 2016-Current
Black Iris Gallery, Mood and Bartender Volunteer. Richmond, VA: 2015-Current
Tricycle Gardens Farm Intern and Volunteer Coordinator. Richmond, VA: 2013
Permaculture Farm, Intern and Strawbale House Intern. Paoli, IN: 2009
VCUQatar Tasmeem Student Exhibition and Conference, Doha, Qatar: 2017
IFDA (Int’l Furnishings and Design Assoc.) Leaders Commemorative Scholarship: 2016
VCUarts Dean’s International Study Grant, Copenhagen, DK: 2015
VCUarts Roger Baugh Interior Design Scholarship, Richmond, VA: 2015
VCU Global Education Office Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Copenhagen, DK: 2015
VCU Community Engagement Fellowship, Permaculture Design Instructor, Richmond, VA: 2014
Nonviolent communication. Knowledge and love for engaging children. Vast experience with social skills. Works well with others. Successful with grant proposals. Innovative idea creation and problem-solving.
Working knowledge of Adobe Suite, Revit, Autocad, and SketchUp. Website design with Google Sites, Google Docs, and Google Fusion graphs. Able (and willing) to learn new computer programs quickly.
Natural building skills, sculpting cob (mud, straw, water), straw bales, recycled bottles, bamboo, whole timber, repurposed wood, driftwood. Creative troubleshooting with biomass. Basic wood working skills using antique hand tools and power tools. General understanding of innovative water storage. Passive solar capturing, design, usage, and energy saving techniques. Permaculture design and understanding of systems ecology and agroforestry. Tincturing, canning, fermenting, and cooking.
March 11, 2016 :: As an interior designer I volunteered with The Children's Home Society of America, a non-profit that aims to nurture foster care alums, which was recently covered by The Richmond Times-Dispatch. With the alums input, I compiled a list of low cost items to augment the lot of donated items.
December 18, 2016 :: Tasmeem Doha, hosted by VCUQatar, has accepted my Biophilic Wallpaper in their biennial international art and design conference that attracts prominent speakers and artists from all over the world. Tasmeem addresses contemporary topics on art and design and brings together international designers, artists, academics, students and industry professionals.The intent of this conference is to explore the intersection between the analogue and digital within the context of our lived experience and to examine where the two modes differ, intertwine, and coexist. The gradual evolution of the last several decades is steady and unrelenting, and the ramifications of this transformation have just begun to be revealed and interrogated.