VITA

EDUCATION

1997 – 1999
New School for Social Research, Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, Liberal Studies, M.A.

1995 – 1996
Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III). Cours de Formation Phonétique et Pédagogique Pour Etrangers

1990 – 1994
Michigan State University. Interdisciplinary Humanities (History, Philosophy, Anthropology), B.A., Honors

EXPERIENCE

2011– present
Executive Director, Flint Public Art Project
● Initiated wide-ranging platform for innovative contemporary practices in public art, design, architecture, and urbanism.

2010 – 2011
Co-Founder, Bring to Light - Nuit Blanche New York, Community Development Director & Co-Producer
● Apply tools of reporting, advocacy and consensus-building for production of light-and-projection art festival in Brooklyn.

2011 – present
Adjunct Lecturer, The New School, Parsons The New School for Design
● Lecture junior and senior undergraduates on cultural reporting as a practice of making things public.

2009 – present
Contributor, The Architects' Newspaper, Architectural Record, Metropolis, and Popular Science
● Report on art, architecture, design, and urbanism for national and international publications.

2005 – 2009
Associate Editor, Metropolis
● Reported on architecture, urbanism, design, and public art; assigned and edited articles.

2000 – 2005
Contributor and Researcher, Metropolis, NY Times, Print, The Village Voice
● Reported on urbanism, architecture, design, and public art. Fact-checked articles.

2003 – 2004
Adjunct Lecturer, The New School, Parsons The New School for Design
● Taught senior seminar on the politics and ethics of design.

2002 – 2003
Adjunct Lecturer, John Jay School of Criminal Justice
● Taught introductory reading, communication skills, and test-taking.

1997 – 2003
Co-Director, Collective: Unconscious performance space
● Administered nonprofit; scheduled and organized shows, benefits and productions.

2000 – 2002
Adjunct Lecturer, College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources, South Bronx Campus
● Taught introductory composition, research methods, and essay writing.

1998 – 1999
Research Assistant, Transregional Center for Democratic Studies
●Prepared lectures, papers and seminars on democracy and civil society.

1996 – 1998
Editorial Assistant, Collier’s Encyclopedia
● Edited and revised regional studies articles on Africa.

1993 – 1994
Research Assistant, Kenneth Harrow, Michigan State University, African Film Consortium
● Prepared course lectures and contributed papers to African studies journals.

1992 – 1994
Editor, The East Lansing Voice
● Founded quarterly journal covering local politics and culture.