EDUCATION

2021 - 2025 // Doctor of Philosophy, Media and Design Innovation PhD // Ryerson University
2019 - 2021 // Master of Design, Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design // OCAD University
2014 - 2018 // Bachelor of Design, Fashion Design // Ryerson University

PROFESSIONAL WORK AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Current Positions

2021 - present // Teaching Assistant // VISC 1002, Faculty of Art and Science and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University, Toronto ON // OCAD University, Toronto

2020 - present // Graduate Research Assistant // OCAD University, Toronto

2020 - present // Indigenous Fashion Support Program Mentor // Fashion Zone, Ryerson University

2020 - present // Moccasin Making Instructor // York University, Toronto

2019 - present // Co-founder and Lead Facilitator of The Beading Circle // Ryerson University, Toronto

Previous Positions

2020 (Fall Term) // Teaching Assistant // INVC 2003 marker/grader, Indigenous Visual Culture, Faculty of Art and Science and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University, Toronto ON

2020 (Summer Term) // Contingencies of Care Research Assistant, virtual residency co-hosted by OCAD University, University of British Columbia Okanagan, BUSHGallery and Toronto Biennial of Art

2019-20 (Fall/Winter Term) Teaching Assistant // VISC 1001 & VISC 1002 Tutorial Leader, Faculty of Art and Science and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University, Toronto ON

2019-20 Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School Instructor // The Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto ON (workshops currently paused due to Covid-19)

RESIDENCIES

2020 // Junction Artist in Residence, Haines Junction, Yukon Territory (postponed due to Covid-19)

2020 // Contingencies of Care Virtual Artist in Residence, Virtual Residency co-hosted by OCAD University, University of British Columbia Okanagan, BUSHGallery and Toronto Biennial of Art

FACILITATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2021 // Virtual Beading Workshop, Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto ON
2020/21 // Guest Lecture, Indigenous Beadwork: Histories and Contemporary Practice, Ryerson School of Performance, Ryerson University, Toronto ON
2020 // Beading Table Discussions: Resurgent Practices, Panel Moderator, Indigenous Toronto Fashion Week in partnership with Fashioning Resurgence
2020 // IFS Roundtable Presentation, Thinking though decolonial design methods, brand identity and purpose as Indigenous fashion designers, Fashion Zone, Ryerson University, Toronto ON
2020 // Cultural Appropriation in the Arts, Panelist // SUNY New Paltz Graduate Studies, State University of New York
2020 // Sovereign Territorialities: Unperforming the Colonial in Institutions, the Land and Settler Imaginary, Conference Presenter // UAAC 2020, Simon Fraser University
2020 // BIPOC Entrepreneurship in Fashion, Panelist // Ryerson School of Fashion
2020 // Beading Circles in Colonial Institutions, Research Talk // Ryerson PowWow Education Week
2019 // One bead at a time: a journey of reclaiming space, Conference Presentor // Ryerson Learning and Teaching Conference
2019 // Fashioning Reconciliation 3, Panelist // Ryerson University

ACCOMPLISHMENTS, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2021 // Graduate Research Fellowship, Yeates School of Graduate Studies // Ryerson University
2020 // Ryerson Student Initiatives Grant for The Beading Circle, Ryerson University
2020 // Graduate Research Travel Grant // OCAD University, Graduate Studies
2019 // Ryerson Student Initiative Funding Grant for The Beading Circle // Ryerson University  
2019 // The Delaney Family Foundation Tuition Scholarship // OCAD University, Graduate Studies
2019 // Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards // 2019 Simons Fashion Design Student Award Nominee
2018 // Indspire Building Brighter Futures Award
2018 // Graduate Fashion Week representing Ryerson University and Canada // London, England
2018 // Mass Exodus 2018 Curated Showcase // Ryerson University  
2018 // Indspire Building Brighter Futures Award
2018 // Allan J. Chindemi Menswear Award // Ryerson University 
2018 // Jack C. Lebowitz Award for Excellence in Menswear Design // Ryerson University 
2017 // Métis Nation of Ontario Education Sponsorship Award 
2017 // Top 8 Finalist // Danier Leather Competition
2014 // Ryerson University Academic Entrance Scholarship