recent consulting Projects
Chief Curator & Innovation DIRECTOR
I am Chief Curator at SciArt Center, a leading international organization dedicated to fostering the convergence of science, art, and technology. I have curated and executed 14 exhibitions, and collaboratively founded an annual international conference, contributed to the production of 30 print publications, helped establish residency and micro-grant programs, and earned placements in leading publications including The New York Times & Forbes.
Innovation Consultant & Gallery Director
I advise Pennsylvania College of Art & Design on strategic direction and develop interdisciplinary programming at the intersection of science, technology, art and entrepreneurship. Previously as Gallery Director, I curated and executed 17 exhibitions, artist panel talks, board programs, and city-wide First Friday events.
My lecture for Rutgers covered how to effectively bring science into the public domain by making it accessible, visceral and relatable through the platform of contemporary art.
My talk for MICA’s Curatorial Practice Program explored the role and responsibilities of an independent curator. Topics included an investigation of the curatorial process, how to fund projects, how to host site-specific events and how to choose the right creative talent for a project.
I facilitated innovation workshops for The Nature Conservancy’s Innovation team. They included studio visits with environmentally-focused contemporary artists, teaching creative practices that can deepen a communities’ connection to nature.
My keynote presentation titled “The Innovator’s Mindset: Creative Tools & Techniques From Artist Innovators” explored how the creative/artistic mindset can be applied to drive innovation and creative problem solving in organizations.
The Biodesign Challenge invites top students from leading universities around the world to spend the semester envisioning how cells, microbes, and other living things can remake the products and processes of our made world. I judged pitches for future applications of biotechnology at the Museum of Modern Art.
I co-curated the exhibition "Infinite Potentials” for the Cambridge University Stem Cell Institute. Our exhibition posed the question: "If stem cells are the artistic medium by which we design our future, what does this future look like?" It showed with critical acclaim the University of Cambridge in the U.K. and the New York Hall of Science.
I was the Founding Curator of the “Art and Science: Two Cultures Converging” conference at the Helix Center, which brought together over 36 local experts in the fields of science, art, technology and education. Our roundtable discussions explored how to bridge the gulf between art, science, and society, methods of nurturing science-art collaboration, STEAM, and the future of education.
ASSISTANT EDITOR - Photo book division
I crafted visual narratives for National Geographic’s award-winning photography books. I exposed our readership of 6.5 million to foreign cultures through powerful, impactful photos and personal account stories. I also managed multiple project titles, negotiated contracts, edited text and photographs, and developed marketing materials.
I fundraised and commissioned international artists to interpret scientific data and raise awareness of environmental crises including the degradation of water quality in port cities. My multi-sensory and participatory exhibitions were held at several sites including Melbourne, AU, The National Aquarium and several public city spaces in Baltimore MD.
I curated the art and physical theater space for “Untitled Theater Co 61”, for a new play about neuroscience, marketing, art, and love.