Hi SNAPpers! I’m Marie, your ArLiSNAP Communications Liaison. I volunteered with this group to learn about the great things going on, and to share all this good info with you.
I have a bachelor’s in Fine Arts and master’s in environmental design while taking some American studies courses on the side. Over the years a few things stayed with me: the power of visual communication and a deep appreciation for the everyday ways life persists and thrives in the face of injustice. I wanted to support communities in finding, using, and creating their own stories of place and community.
I’m completely hooked on Tate’s Animating the Archives series. I regularly watch the video on collecting oral histories for inspiration when finals come around!
I live in Washington (by way of Illinois and New Mexico) and am a second-year part-time student at University of Washington’s iSchool. This is the first time I’ve lived near water, and love watching baby crabs scurry around. It will be a long time before riding a ferry into Seattle is boring!
When not thinking about work and school, I love spending time with Baba Yaga, Joseph Campbell, or Clarissa Pinkola-Estés. I enjoy seeing how myths play out in modern storytelling, like the podcast Tanis, and re-envisioning elements and embroidering my own illustrations.
Looking forward to a fantastic year!