I have a passion for the arts and telling stories. My dream field to work in is movies and television. I have used my love of art and storytelling to grow and improve in the work field of education, because I have found that arts and education are intrinsically linked.
Ideal Workplace Values
Good pay, health insurance benefits, retirement plans, paid time off, sick leave
New York, New York, US
Open ToFull Time InternshipFull Time JobFreelance/Contract WorkCo-opPart Time Job
Career InterestsEntertainment or Performance ArtsLaw, Policy, and AdvocacyEducation and InstructionWriting & Language Services
💪Skills & Strengths
One example of a unique advantage my neurodiversity gives me is the ability to make connections that others might not notice. For example, in my college classes, I would find connections between subjects such as Pos-Colonial African literature and the Greek myth of Arachne because a lot of the African literature we read touched upon the meaning of being a creator. The definitions of creativity given to us by the authors (for example, stating that a creator tells the truth even if it hurts them) reminded me of how Arachne the weaver wove a tapestry depicting the flaws of the gods and being punished for it by getting transformed into a spider. I have also made connections that are less academic and more practical. For example, when I was a Summer Camp Counselor at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, I made the connection between attachment theory and the behavior of nervous students who acted unusually because they were away from their parents. I used this connection to try a strategy designed for easing shy campers into having fun, such as bringing in a small toy that was pleasant to touch and provoked imagination.