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Climate Justice Community Garden: Crash Course and Public Mosaic Installation

Bird Rock Alley Art

This is the beginning formation of Bird Rock Alley Art, an alley behind my house that will soon be populated with community mosaics relating to environmentalism. This first part of the mosaic addresses climate justice. After spending half a year at Harvard studying climate justice, I organized family members from the community to visit and engage in a crash course on and discussion about climate justice. 

The age range consisted from 8-86, with backgrounds in science, business, art, journalism, and so on. Through education and facilitating questions, I taught community members about the pillars of climate justice and then had each community member stamp words of reflection into the clay. These are pictures of what came from this community mosaic.

Climate Migration Event at Harvard University

Lead Creator of Event

For one of my courses on Climate Migration, I created an on-campus event inviting poets, musicians, classmates, and the Harvard community to participate in a Climate Migration event. At this event, I organized three art-making tables:

  • Border butterflies: Write why migration is beautiful to you on a butterfly and hang it alongside other butterflies

  • Rainbow eucalyptus tree of hope: Write hopeful thoughts for the environment in the future and hang your leaf on the tree

  • Action board: Write one lifestyle change you can make to become more sustinable

Art Assistant for Contemporary Madness

Contemporary Madness Public Works

Contemporary Madness works to beautify the community of La Jolla and the greater San Diego region. The main projects I assisted in were:

  • A medallion for La Jolla High School placed at the original entrance of the school

  • A large donor wall for the remodeled YMCA near La Jolla Shores

  • The La Jolla Firehouse wall dedicated to the firefighters across from La Jolla High School. 

  • Columns at Sivita Housing Complex in Mission Valley.

  • Columns at the La Jolla Presbyterian Nursery School

  • Mermaid mosaic dedicated to a woman who passed away at La Jolla High School

  • The benches of Bird Rock

Art Teacher Assistant for Gillespie Elementary School

Working as an Art Teacher Assistant

I worked during two summers as an Art Teacher Assistant, helping teach elementary school children:

  • mosaic

  • water color

  • zentangle

  • acrylic

  • collage

  • mandalas

  • marbled paper

Lead Art Prep Assistant at Santa Clara University's de Saisset Museum

Working as a Lead Art Prep

I worked as the Lead Art Prep Assistant at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University for four years. My duties were to help create, design, and install the quarterly exhibitions in the museum. There are three galleries in the space. I helped with numerous instillations and MC'd/organized for the yearly College Night events, bringing the community together to experience a night of creative art making. 

Splatter Club's Beautification Projects

Splatter Club Bio

In ninth grade, my friend and I had a desire to create a club where students at our school could be given the opportunity to beautify the city around them through community service art projects. So we discussed the club over the summer and in tenth grade we created Splatter Club. We completed three electrical boxes in Pacific Beach, painted a mural at La Jolla High School, and participated in the Chalk La Strata in Little Italy. 



Interact Club at LJHS

Splatter Club enjoyed giving back to society in other ways as well. We collaborated with Interact Club at La Jolla High School and created four candle-lit labyrinths at Law Street Beach to raise money for a project called the Tijuana Home Build. Members of Interact Club journey down to Tijuana to build a house for one impoverished family. With the help of Splatter Club, this club was able to raise enough money to pay for all the supplies to build this home. 

LJHS and Outside the Community


When we first started this club, our main goal was to beautify anything we could get our hands on. Although it was hard to find art projects around the school, we ended up being given the opportunity to paint the weight room at our school. 

As our club became more active we decided that we needed to give all the money we raised to a charity. So we chose ARTS. This is an organization that promotes teenagers who have had a troubled life to create art as a healing process.

Belize Mission Trip Mural

Leader of a Mural Painting Project

Traveling to Belize on a week-long mission trip opened my eyes to the hardships that exist within this world. On my trip I visited a home for abused children and led the kids to paint a 60 foot mural on the side of their dormitory. 

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