From: Garner, North Carolina
UCLA Title/Affiliation: Ph.D. Candidate, Indigenous Art and Architecture of the Americas
Favorite artwork: Juan Sánchez Cotán, Quince, Cabbage, and Cucumber, 1602, oil on canvas
Currently: Mellon SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellow and Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellow, 2020
Most memorable moment while at UCLA? For me, teaching in the Department of Art History has been the highlight of my UCLA experience. From encouraging students to explore the (mis)representations of indigenous peoples in films to unveiling the hidden meanings of artworks in the UCLA Sculpture Garden, the Department has a real knack for opening the world to eager learners. I am so honored to be part of a striking, attentive group of teachers, both new and established, who always stay one step forward.