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Founder + Program Director

for the Palm Springs Unified School Distrcit

2016 - 2021

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I co-Founded the Lady Lead program with Louisa Castrodale, former Art Director for Palm Springs Unified School District.

Lady Lead is an art program for "at-risk" female students in the Palm Springs Unified School District which uses art and crafts to build self-esteem and community. It employs art therapy as a tool to help the students cope and excel in school and social settings.


It visited every Middle School in the Palm Springs Unified District once a month, spending one hour with a group of 25 students from 6th to 8th grade. Lady Lead was a 4-year-long art program.

As the Co-Founder and Leader of the program, I was responsible for:

  • Conceptualizing the projects, all with intention to be emotionally, spiritually, artistically uplifting

  • Managing the budget for the school year's art supply

  • Managing the schedule

  • Hiring and coordinating the team

  • Overseeing the social media for the program

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