circular forest - resume


resume (last updated 2/1/18; nudge me to update it!)


2012–2017 B.A. Arts Administration & B.M. Percussion Performance, University of Kentucky

Visual Studies minor • 3.955 GPA, Summa Cum Laude • 2017 Singletary Outstanding Senior Award runner-up • 2017 Sullivan Medallion Award nominee • 2016 Student Government Constitutional Scholarship • 2013-2014 Chellgren Research Fellow, “Nonprofit Arts Funding in Kentucky: Government Funding, Revenue, and Location” • Founder and President, Arts Administration Society • Founding Member and Coordinator, Student Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion • Board Member, Big Blue Pantry • 1st Place, 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition • Founding Member, 4A & FreeK free improvisation ensembles

2015–2017 Gaines Fellow, Gaines Center for the Humanities

Defended sixty-page thesis on contemporary Japanese music, The Long Arrival of Takemitsu’s Late Style • One of twelve fellows selected from graduating class to undergo a rigorous two-year program, analyzing and integrating studies in philosophy, architecture, literature, history, art, and music • Studied abroad in Europe and China



2017–May 2018 Development Apprentice, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Professional Training Company

Raised $15,000 through a team of 20 acting interns, designing and executing a four-month, three-stage individual giving campaign • Coordinated a 140-item silent auction grossing $30,000 • Composed a $30,000 corporate grant application • Assisted with donor relations, corporate and foundation gifts, and special events • Drafted solicitation and acknowledgement communications • Maintained campaign donor records in Tessitura • Additional service in equity/diversity/inclusion, sound design, dramaturgy, education, and patron services

2017 Marketing & Development Intern, Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY

Developed plans to engage veteran and LatinX communities through median and organizational partnerships • Coordinated social media, press releases, website launch, video documentation, and other external relations

2015–2017 General Manager, Radio Free Lexington (WRFL 88.1 FM)

Led the most active student-run arts organization on campus • Managed 17 direct-reporting student leaders and over 100 student and community volunteers, 24/7/365 • Improved station sustainability by earning greater University funding, administering critical technological improvements, leading the development of a vision and core values, and developing an Objectives & Key Results-based triannual goal-setting process • Secured $17,100 grant for successors to revitalize the station’s LGBTQ* music festival • Organized 30+ concerts per year • Presented at national radio convention three times, including “Student Radio and Community Collaboration” • Featured in documentary The Soul of College Radio, aired nationwide on more than 400 stations

2015–2016 Co-Founder and Co-Director, Naco-Bisbee Mural Project

Coordinated eight kid-designed, community-centered murals, bridging social capital of two communities at the US-México border • Worked closely with Naco Wellness Initiative (a binational nonprofit organization) to build connections with residents of both Naco, MX, and Bisbee, AZ • Designed positive messaging around community health • Raised funds from the Clinton Global Initiative, Gaines-Betts Scholarship, and through Indiegogo



2017 Kentucky Delegate, Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium & Arts Advocacy Day, Washington, DC

2014–2015 Design Director, WRFL 88.1 FM (proficient in Adobe design suite, WordPress, Office, and Google Docs)

Also interned for Binge Culture Theatre Collective (2015), Creative Voice (2015), and Art After Hours Lexington (2013)

    and currently volunteers for the USDAC, Louisville Visual Art, ArtxFM, and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth