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Professional Experience


Bachelors of Fine Arts, Thomas More University, 2021

Minors: Spanish & Creative Writing

Summa Cum Laude




Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, 2023

Carl B. Westmoreland Inaugural Fellow, 2022-23

ArtsWave Black and Brown Artists Grant, 2023

ArtsWave Truth & Reconciliation Grant, 2022

Cincinnati Art Club Award, 2021

Best in Show, Thomas More University, "Strange Fruit", 2021

Outstanding Senior Award, Creative & Performing Arts, 2021

Appalachian Award in Poetry, 2021

RUCA Award for Poetry, 2021

RUCA Award for Poetry, 2019

Sandra L. Cuni Award, 2020

Sandra L. Cuni Award, 2019

Kate Bilbo Aspiring Writer Award, 2020

Kate Bilbo Aspiring Writer Award, 2019

Global Perspectives Brown Grant, 2020

Western Kentucky University’s President’s List for KIIS Study Abroad, 2020

Urban Appalachian Leadership Project Grant Recipient, 2019

Outstanding English Major, 2019

Thomas More University’s Dean’s List, 2017-2021

Governor’s Scholars Program Alumnus, 2016


Solo Exhibitions/Projects


"Murmurations", National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 2023


“Sanctuaries”, Cincinnati Art Museum, 2022


"Strange Fruit", Eva G. Farris Gallery, 2021



Group Exhibitions 


“The Gift”, Wave Pool, 2022/23


"Voices of Freedom", Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 2022


"The Way We See Ourselves", ArtWorks V2 Gallery, 2021


"Summerfair Emerging Artists Exhibition", Online, 2020



"Preserving the Human Spirit", Keynote Speaker & MC, Duke Energy Convention Center, KROGER Inc./84.51 Corporate Event, 2023

“Why Beauty? Creative Empathy in Arts & Medicine”, Guest Lecturer, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, 2023

"Georgia O'Keeffe, The Power of Place & The Creative Ecosystem", Keynote Speaker, Cincinnati Art Museum, 2023


“TEDxTalk: Creative Empathy & the Power of Truth through Art”, Mainstage Speaker, University of Cincinnati, 2022


“Secret Walls Battle”, AGAR Co., Blink 2022


“Alley Jam”, Findlay Market, Blink 2022


“Student Success Summit - Council on Postsecondary Education”, Speaker, Louisville Marriot East, 2022


“”AIKCU Diversity Summit, Keynote Speaker, Virtual,  2021


“For the Love of Black Men” (With Lex Nycole), Body Painter, The Mercantile Library, 2021


“What Matters? Creative Empathy, Community Care Ethics, and Story-Listening” (With Frank X Walker, George Ella Lyon, Manuel Iris, & Others), Guest Artist/Poet, On Zoom, 2020


“Poetry Night at Sitwell's, Crossing the Event Horizon”, Featured Poet, On Zoom, 2020


“Express Urban Appalachia Showcase”, Contributing Poet, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 2019


“42nd Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference – AppalachA'ville: Engage. Sustain. Innovate.” Presenter, UNC Asheville, 2019





Inside the Writer's Head: Cincinnati Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence Podcast, 2022


Appalachian (Un)Masked - Volume 25: Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Contributing Artist, 2022


Appalachia (Un)Broken - Volume 22: Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Contributing Poet, 2019


Words Literary Journal, Contributing Artist and Poet, 2018 - 2020


Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, Contributing Poet, 2019





Mount St. Joseph University, September 2023 - February 2024. Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, October 2022. Cincinnati, OH


Cincinnati Art Museum, January - November 2022. Cincinnati, OH


Contemporary Arts Center, March - May 2022. Cincinnati, OH


Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, October 2021. Cincinnati, OH


Kennedy Heights Art Center, August 2021. Cincinnati, OH

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