About

Greetings!  My name is Lia.

Artist, writer, teacher, and world traveler.
Below you can read a bit about my background and experience. 

Feel free to contact me if you'd like to network, collaborate, or just say hello!  I'm always eager to meet new people.


Education:


University of California, Irvine
Graduated: April 2006
BA Literary Journalism 

Artistic Pathways for Creative Expression 
University of the Pacific
July 2007 

Experiential Introduction to Art Therapy 
University of California, Santa Cruz Extension
June 2007



Experience: 


April 2014 - May 2015
Volunteer Coordinator & Program Educator
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
- Providing consistently stellar and personalized visitor services to over 50,000 museum visitors each year
- Facilitating fun, hands-on educational programming in the arts and sciences


September 2013 - Present
Freelance Writer, Graphic Artist, Business & Creative Consultant 
Click here to view my online portfolio
- Serving clients worldwide


 



- Sharing stories, photos, and insights from travels near and far.


June 2012 - August 2012
English Language Teacher
Nordic School
Ruokolahti, Finland
- Teaching English language to Russian summer camp students



Program Facilitator
Art for Healing
Bakersfield, California
- Teaching creative expression as a pathway to awareness and healing of mind, body, and spirit.


August 2009 - June 2010
English Language Teacher
Tapa Gümnaasium
Tapa, Estonia
- Teaching English language to Estonian high school students.


January 2009 - April 2009
Marketing & Development Assistant
Slide Ranch
Muir Beach, California
- Producing marketing/fundraising materials; Event planning


May 2008 - October 2008
English Language Teacher
Lertlah School
Bangkok, Thailand
- Teaching English language to Thai preschool and kindergarten students



Heros/Dream Allies:








I'm here.

Ready to be of service.