Vulcana Women's Circus 2009-2011: strategic planning for artistic direction, organisational values, and community development from 2009 onwards. Member of Board in Directors in 2011, supporting grant applications and participating in recruitment of Artistic Director.
Youth Arts Queensland 2008: researched and prepared Cultural Diversity Strategy for State-wide youth arts organization looking to connect to artists from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)/People of Color (POC) and Indigenous backgrounds. This involved interviews with all staff members, analysis of current organisational practices, and setting up partnerships with local organisations working with young people, ethnic communities, and/or the arts. Also supported various administrative tasks, including workshop logistics and resource research.
Australian Government: Department of Communications and the Arts 2016-Current: peer assessor for grant applications for Catalyst - Australian Arts and Culture Fund
Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries: Widening Participation 2012: administrative and logistical support for university initiative to support and reach out to high schoolers from marginalised and underserved communities. Duties included developing a Guide for student-teachers, booking on-campus and in-schools workshops (including inventory and transportation), and supporting research work on arts and education.
4zzzfm Sponsorships 2012: processed and prepared sponsor giveaways, managed membership perks, and updated 4zzzFM website with information on upcoming events and gigs
Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries Research 2011: consolidated university submissions for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) database - very effective planning compressed multiple weeks' work into one week
Youth Affairs Network Queensland 2009: analysed survey results on service providers for young people in Queensland and their relationship with Government funding
Zen Zen Zo Physical Theater 2008: consolidated procedural and policy documentation into Employee Handbook, also supported other administrative and logistics tasks including risk assessments and grant research
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, ARTIST & EVENT SUPPORT
Tasks: Stage management, sales/merchandising, project management, games running, transcription, research, publicity, artist & audience outreach, logistics, media management, grant support, social media management, content management, retail, ushering, customer service
Clients & Organisations: Pop Up Playground, Yoni Ki Baat, Silkworm Media, Center for Sex and Culture, Black Girls Code, Casual Connect USA, Feast Festival Adelaide, Brisbane Writer's Festival, Flying Arts Alliance, Burlycon, Ideas Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Evelyn Hartogh, Vixen Noir, Queensland AIDS Council, Asha Gill
TEACHING & TUTORING
Tutorpedia 2014-2015: academic tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students in English, Mathematics, Social Science, and other students - primarily working with students from minority/marginalised backgrounds
826 Valencia 2014-2015: volunteer tutor for academic and creative youth projects including journalism mentoring for children's newspaper The Bayfarer and support for university applications as part of Personal Statement Weekend. Recognised as one of the Top 100 Volunteers in Fall 2014 based on volunteer hours.
SOMArts & Islamic Arts Museum: Flag Stories - Citizenship Unbound 2013-2014: co-led teaching team working on a year-long youth arts education project, where a cohort each of youth ages 12-18 in San Francisco and Kuala Lumpur collaborated on digital arts and media projects relating to identity and citizenship. Served as major cross-cultural link between Malaysian and American cohorts especially during weeklong in-person exchanges through cultural and textual translation & contextualization. Also in charge of social media and online presences and supported event organisation and class management.
California Institute of Integral Studies 2012-2014: academic editing for international and ESL students as part of the Dean of Students department
FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS
Game Connect Asia Pacific 2016: receipient of GCAP Assist, covering full conference pass to GCAP 2016
White House LGBTQ In Tech Innovation Summit 2015: specially invited as one of 170 leaders in LGBTQ and/or tech fields to discuss intersections of tech and LGBTQ rights and devise projects related to select issues
Emerging Arts Professionals 2014-2015: part of fellowship for professional development of arts and cultural workers and leaders in San Francisco
Canvas Media in Context Hackathon 2014: specially invited to Al-Jazeera's first hackathon in Doha, Qatar focused on technological solutions to issues in media creation, delivery, and engagement
California Institute of Integral Studies: Center for Writing and Scholarship 2013: academic and professional fellowship on teaching academic writing, including weekly classes on writing center theory and regular tutoring work for undergraduate and (post)graduate students
Performing the World 2010: receipient of scholarship to attend conference exploring performance art as catalysts for social change
Queensland University of Technology Student Leadership Awards 2008: receipient of Excellence Award for work on EducateDeviate
Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries Dean's Merit Award 2007: receipient of partial scholarship for excellence as an international student in QUT Creative Industries
California Institute of Integral Studies: Masters of Fine Arts, Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts 2012-2014: interdisciplinary program studying intersections of art practice, art theory, social justice, and other matters. Personal academic explorations include writing, performance art, music, and arts education.
Queensland University of Technology: Bachelor of Creative Industries, Interdisciplinary 2006-2008: sub-majors in Creative Industries Management and Creative & Professional Writing