I am an arts & science administrative professional with a master's in arts administration from Savannah College of Art & Design (aka SCAD) who often moonlights as an independent cultural worker/writer.
My area of interest is media and experimental art that overlaps with science and technology. However, I love art in general and science too because cross-pollinating ideas from different fields bears a greater understanding of the world. I also have an inquisitive mind for redefining healthcare through self-tracking analytics, integrative holistic medicine, networked devices, and gaming.
Last year, I coordinated a literature review on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts for Operation Homecoming. We surveyed more than 60 journal articles focusing on using art therapy interventions for treating PTSD and comorbidity, particularly in military populations. I also worked on a feasibility study for a planned art center in Upstate New York scheduled to open in 2017. Before this, I worked as Office Manager/Gallery Associate at shopSCAD (2007–2011) where I assisted executive staff across three campuses as well as students, alumni, and the local community.
I've contributed writing to the National Endowment for the Arts, LiveScience.com, The STEAM Journal, and artcore journal as well as interviewed various industry professionals. Other activities have included assisting with curation and installation of exhibitions and creating artist websites.
Maryland is my current headquarters where I live with my husband, Jonathan Yoerger, and work at the National Institutes of Health. In my free time, I enjoy cycling, archery, visiting museums, and traveling (who doesn't?!).
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Focus & Interests: Art, Science & Technology • Art History & Historiography • Art Therapy • Arts Administration • Astronomy • Aviation & Aerospace • Coworking • Digital Culture • Environmental Activism • Fundraising • Integrative Holistic Medicine • Interdisciplinarity • Media Art • Museums • Museum Practices • Nonprofits • Project/Alternative Spaces • Quantified Self • Transdisciplinarity • Visual Studies • Wearable Technology