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

  • University-wide “Outstanding Senior Award” runner-up
  • Visual Studies minor; 3.955 GPA (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Chellgren Center Research Fellow, “Nonprofit Arts Funding in Kentucky”
  • 1st Place, 2014 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition

2015–2017 Gaines Fellow, Gaines Center for the Humanities

  • One of twelve UK undergraduates selected to undergo a rigorous two-year academic and community engagement program
  • Defended sixty-page thesis on contemporary Japanese music
  • Studied abroad in Europe and China



July 2017–present Development Apprentice, Actors Theatre of Louisville

  • Generated $15,500 in contributed revenue by mobilizing a team of 20 acting interns through a multi-stage individual giving campaign
  • Organized a 140-item silent auction grossing $30,000
  • Composed successful $30,000 corporate grant application and prepared materials for grants totalling $1M
  • Drafted solicitations and acknowledgements for individual gifts and renewals
  • Entered gifts and maintained donor records in the Tessitura CRM database
  • Engaged in prospect research, donor cultivation, institutional giving, board engagement, and special events
  • Further service in equity/inclusion, sound design, dramaturgy, education, and patron services

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

  • Engaged veteran and Latinx communities through media and organizational partnerships
  • Coordinated external relations including social media, press releases, website launch, and video production

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

  • Managed 17 direct-reporting student leaders, over 100 multi-generational volunteers, and a $250k budget
  • Improved station sustainability by earning greater University funding and administering critical technological improvements
  • Developed core processes including a vision and values, an Objectives & Key Results-based goal system, and a revitalized volunteering policy
  • Secured a $17,100 grant for expansion of the station’s LGBTQ* music festival
  • Organized 30+ unique cultural events annually
  • Multi-year presenter at the national College Broadcasters convention

Sep. 2015–June 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 to engage residents of both Naco, MX, and Bisbee, AZ
  • Raised funds from the Clinton Global Initiative, Gaines-Betts Scholarship, and through Indiegogo



  • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, WordPress, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs
  • Current volunteer at the US Department of Arts and Culture, Louisville Visual Art, ArtxFM, and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
  • Kentucky Delegate, 2017 Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium & Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC
  • Founder of the UK Arts Administration Society, and founding member of the Student Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion and 4A/FreeK experimental music collectives
  • Interned abroad for Binge Culture Theatre Collective and Creative Voice in New Zealand