EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts May 2013

Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Colleen Ludwig January 2012 – May 2013

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee  Milwaukee, WI

  • Assisted in creation of artwork, Shiver, including finalization of circuit design and programming.
  • Researched methods of interactivity for future artworks
  • Traveled with the professor for installation of artwork – ISEA Albuquerque NM 2012 and Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo NY 2013

Research Assistant, Luc Vanier   December 2011 – June 2012

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee  Milwaukee, WI

  • Created digital 3D avatar and environment for performance
  • Calibrated infrared cameras, accelerometers, and tilt sensors for motion capture of performers
  • Wrote Python scripting for real time interaction using WorldViz’s Vizard environment
  • Assisted with setup of multi-channel video output and input

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Physical Computing January 2012 – December 2012
(undergraduate level course)
Milwaukee, WI

Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

  • Prepared lessons before classes such as building sample circuits, sorting components, and drawing schematics
  • Assisted in review of student work including midterm and final critiques
  • Lectured while professor was out of town on prepared lesson plans
  • Discussed content of course material and adjustment for difference in skill levels of students 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

UWM Arts + Technology Night, Kenilworth Square East, UWM, Milwaukee, WI 

  • Spring 2013 – Senior Project  Synaptic Symphonic
  • Fall 2012 – Junior Project  Electro-Lumo-Eco
  • Spring 2012 – ARt
  • Fall 2011 – Awkward Android
  • Spring 2010 – Super Jello (Write Up)
  • Fall 2009 – Journey to the West (Puppet Show)

MAM After Dark – Girl’s Night Out, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

  • November 2012 – Binary Ballet

Electroacoustic Salon, UWM Music Building Recital Hall, Milwaukee, WI

  • Spring 2010 – Untitled 12.2 Surround Ambisonic Performance
  • Fall 2009 – Digital Landscapes 4.1 Surround Performance
  • Spring 2009 – Untitled 4.1 Surround Performance

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Deans Honors List Recipient, 8 semesters – May 2008 – May 2013
  • Summa Cum Laude – May 2013
  • Deans Graduation Honors – May 2013
  • High Honors in the Major – May 2013
  • Sophomore & Senior Honors Award – April 2009 & May 2013
  • Women Marines Scholarship – March 2010
  • Lawton Minority Retention Grant – September 2012
  • Finalist: Student Startup Challenge – CleverBlocks – 2012 (Report)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Phi Kappa Phi – Lifetime Member March 2011 – Present
  • Golden Key May 2010 – Present
  • Mortar Board May 2011 – Present
  • Nvidia Developer – Nstudio & CUDA developer programs August 2013 – Present
  • Apple Developer (iOS 2013 – Present) March 2010 – Present
  • Android Developer March 2011 – Present
  • Leap Motion Developer November 2013  – Present

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Exhibit Developer at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum December 2010 – Present

  • Duties included wiring of exhibits and programming of the Arduino controllers, programming using Openframeworks and MaxMSP for various interactive exhibits, and concept development for future exhibits

 Mobile App Developer at Flavaworks Inc  September 2014 – Present

  • Primary developer for iOS and Android versions of the upcoming app developed by the company for the gay Community

 

SERVICE

Professional

Artist assistant for Raoul Deal’s artwork Ni De Aqui Ni De Alla February 2013 – April 2013

  • Using an Arduino, MaxMSP, and specially designed circuits to control multi-channel audio using ultrasonic depth sensors.  (Write up of the artwork)

Artist assistant for Lynn Tomaszewski artwork Complex 7   June 2013 – September 2013

  • Programmed for the Arduino and set up infrared depth sensors (More information on the work)
  • Fixed Processing Java applet to run more efficiently and prevent Null Pointer exceptions

Member, Black and Gold Committee

  • Represented Interdisciplinary Arts & Technology in the committee by lobbying for funds that students in the art schools paid on top of normal tuition.
  •  Helped set up Year of the Arts for the Peck Schools 50th Anniversary

President of the Art + Technology Club at UWM 2011-2013

  • Oversaw the grant funding and item requests of the club
  • Set up teaching events with the campus Arts & Crafts Center
  • Presided over meetings and recruitment of new members

Community

Volunteering – Japan

  • Tsunami Relief Volunteer
    • All Hands - Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, May 2011 – July 2011
    • It’s Not Just Mud - Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, June 2012 – August 2012
    • It’s Not Just Mud - Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, September 2013 – October 2013
    • OGA for Aid - Minami-Sanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, October 2013-December 2013