of the Good Shepherd
I am greatful to have been given the opportunity to spend four months
sculpting creative experiences for members of this self-described "Spiritual
Oasis in the Woods" in Acton, MA. I began with little direction but lots
of trust. With the help of an excellent staff, a creative congregation,
and Divine guidance, I was able to witness wonderful experiences unfold.
& New Product Design Workshop,
MIT Sloan School of Management
Co-created and presented a workshop with MIT professor Dan Ariely for
Sloan students to explore concepts of creativity and innovation from artistic
and systematic approaches.
the World Through Art
In 1996, I planned and curated an art exhibit and arts festival celebrating
cultural diversity with the Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
at the Somerville Museum in Somerville, MA. We received local press coverage
for the show's opening, which was attended by over 300 people. The project
was also nominated for 1997 Ruppe Award given by the National Peace Corps
Association. See photos
Corps: The Kennedy Bridge
most demanding and exciting project I facilitated while serving in the
Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa consisted of the construction of a causeway
to improve a main road to market accessed by my village and 23 others.
I was fortunate to have wonderful Nigerien counterparts, generous villagers,
and the support of family, Peace Corps staff and other volunteers. The
difficulties of language (both French and Hausa were needed), cultural
differences, and frequent unforseen obstacles were great. However, every
time I began to say "I can't do this! It's too large/difficult/expensive/frustrating/...
insert adjective," someone would show up at my house having walked
12 kilometers to bring me a chicken in thanks.
Bridge Project Photo Tour