Artist Performance: DJ Donpasta
This was a multi-day event in March 2018 that included Donpasta's public performance during a plant-based food festival at a sustainable restaurant on campus, an artist reception with students and faculty, and a public lecture on his art practice.
This is the annual fundraising event for the Museum of Walking. I served on the group sales and development committee for the inaugural event in 2017, and I served as a wave guide in 2017 and 2018 leading participants on a 90-minute guided walk through the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area.
Engagement Activity: Happy Community
I designed this activity for ASU's Homecoming and Night of the Open Door events. Participants cast a vote for the feature/topic they would most like to see in their community. A student volunteer captures their zip code and vote, and the participant spins the prize wheel. The data is then analyzed after the event to help inform future projects in those areas and with those communities.
Charrette: Dinner 2040
I organized the logistics and planned the setup, flow, and layout of the day-long workshop and community charrette at Maya's Farm in South Phoenix.
Art Exhibit: Tatanka
This was a show I curated for the Phoenix Institute for Contemporary Art (phICA) "Emerging Curator" initiative in the Artplace-funded shipping containers on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix.
Dialogue: Johnny Depp 1
A March 2016 public dialogue I planned in tandem with a closed NIH-sponsored workshop on pattern processing. This public event also included two exclusive VIP receptions and a student reception.
Dialogue: Johnny Depp 2
An audience view of the public lecture in Gammage Auditorium.
Dialogue: Mariette DiChristina
An April 2016 public dialogue I planned on the topic of science journalism and literacy. This public event also included a VIP reception and a student reception. Earlier in the day, I also planned a closed luncheon for students and campus science writers to meet DiChristina. For this event, I co-won the 2016 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences "Best Overall Marketing Campaign" award.
Gather: Breaking Bread
This event was the culmination of a project in my design class where, as a group, we surveyed our class and asked them sensorial questions about where they considered "home." All of the scents, food, tactile/visual/audio sensations, and activities were designed around their responses and thus curated by the class. This dinner was meant to express what we all collectively bring to the table when we gather.
Panel: Einstein's Legacy
A January 2016 panel celebrating the centennial of Einstein's Theory of Relativity with guests Frank Wilczek, Diana Buchwald, and Kip Thorne. This included a VIP reception, a student reception and a book signing.
Art Exhibit: Tagback
This was a group project on street art as part of a gallery class that was shown in a long, glass case at the School of Art. Here is a sampling of the artworks in the show.
Panel with Peter Singer
A September 2015 free, public panel I planned as an ASU-centric event with a variety of faculty working between food, sex, ethics, and death. This day panel coincided with Singer's evening lecture, which I also planned.
Public Lecture: Aomawa Shields
An April 2016 public lecture I planned with Postdoctoral winner Aomawa Shields, who presented on "The Search for Habitable Planets and Life Beyond Our Solar System." This event included a lunch reception.
Dialogue: Hugh Downs
A February 2016 public dialogue on the legacy of his television career and science journalism from the Clean Air Act to Antarctic expeditions. It was also his 95th birthday. A talented friend and I decorated the cake presented to him onstage. This event included a VIP reception, a student reception, and a book/autograph signing.