EDUCATION                                                
2013    
University Of East Anglia. Norwich, United Kingdom    
MA Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
Thesis “From Artifact to Artwork: the creation and transformation of the Kongo Nkisi.”

2011    
Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, Maryland
BA Anthropology and International Relations

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Digital Library Federation| 2018
DLF Forum Fellowship

Transformer | 2016
Exercise for Emerging Artists: Discourse

DC Arts Center | 2015
Curatorial Initiative 

National Museum of African Art | 2009
Minority Awards Fellowship

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES                                        

Museum Education Coordinator,  Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library | June 2017 - Present
Teaches object-based pedagogical approaches to Atlanta University Center faculty.  Manages collaborations between the collections held within the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Clark Atlanta University Art Museum and Spelman College  Museum of Fine Art. Designs and curators online exhibitions accessible on the AUC GLAM Center Digital Portal.

Gallery Assistant, Morton Fine Art  | August 2016 - July 2018
Provided curatorial and administrative assistance by monitoring collection, preparing purchase orders and coordinating special events and exhibits. Updated and monitored social media pages and composed essays for blog.  Conducted artist interviews and wrote catalog essay for Charles Williams’ solo exhibition “Swim.” 

 Associate Director, African and Afro-Diaspora Art Talks (AADAT)  |  June 2013 - February 2015
Curated topics of discussion and featured content.  Developed and maintained relationships with curators and artists. Moderated online panel discussions and Twitter chats. Wrote and published articles for AADAT blog and website.

Archivist, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts  | February 2013 - September 2013
Transferred original handwritten documents and personal correspondence between collectors and artists into electronic museum database. Sorted, cataloged and photographed "small finds" from excavation site in Benin.   

Curatorial Assistant Intern, Baltimore Museum of Art  | January 2008 - June 2011
Provided administrative support to the curator of the Department of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Islands. Conducted research on museum objects including objects displayed in “Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa” exhibition. Maintained and updated information on museum collections database (TMS).