Lulu has worked as an arts education administrator, teaching artist, director, and advocate in NYC public schools since 2014.

Herself a product of the NYC public school system, Lulu advocates for accessible, inclusive classrooms. She is committed to creating culturally responsive curriculums that support the development of young people through the arts.

She earned her Master of Science in Education, with Honors, in 2020 from the City College of New York’s Educational Theatre Graduate Program.

Highlights:

Bridging Education & Art Together (BEAT), Long Island City, NY (Project Manager, January 2020-Present)

  • Instituted Disability Advisory Committee to center voices of self-advocates and their allies in organizational access and inclusion expansion
  • Formalized pedagogical training materials to prepare teaching artists for the classroom
  • Developed music-based Continuing Education course for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Established infrastructure to support staff members with I/DDs
  • Collaborated with international partners, including U.S. Embassies via U.S. State Department
  • Advocated for adequate arts education funding in live testimony for New York City’s Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Committee
  • Streamlined systems to effectively track the progress of all initiatives

Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY (Sunday School Assistant Director, May 2008-Present)

  • Introduced video series to supplement remote Sunday School lessons with weekly arts activities
  • Facilitated trips to NYC cultural events with middle and high school youth group
  • Managed childcare and provided Sunday School programming for children ages 2-18-years-old
  • Organized workshops to support the development of antiracism skills for congregants

Trusty Sidekick Theatre Company, New York, NY (Deviser)

  • Devising pre- and post-show activities for Lincoln Center Education’s 2019-2020 season

Urban Academy Laboratory High School, New York, NY, (Independent Contractor, January 2014-June 2019)

  • Developed and implemented culturally responsive, inquiry-based Acting Workshop and Poetry Workshop curriculums for integrated classes of 9-12 grade general education students and students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Advocated for and successfully implemented the integration of students with ASD in general education Acting Workshop, 2019
  • Mentored six individual students through writing and curating extensive poetry projects outside of Poetry Workshop
  • Ran afterschool program that focused on analyzing, writing and performing spoken word poetry
  • Co-directed and choreographed six student musicals

360 Repertory Theatre Company, New York, NY (Co-Founder, 2014-Present)

  • Co-producer for all company readings and full productions
  • Developed website and continues to manage website and social media upkeep

Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival, New York, NY (Producer, Designer, Actor, February 2019-May 2019)

  • Produced and performed in festival’s first sensory-friendly, autism inclusion TYA event
  • Coordinated creation of Social Story
  • Prop and set design for all shows

American Alliance for Theatre and Education, New York, NY, (EDIA Committee, August 2019-Present)

  • Acted as face of AATE at Conference to assist facilitators and participants with their needs throughout conference
  • Coordinated electronic collection of facilitator materials for future disbursal to members
  • Developing and formatting list of EDIA Resources with Committee to be shared with AATE members

People’s Theatre Project, New York, NY (Teaching Artist, May 2016-June 2017)

  • Facilitated development and performance of seven devised plays with middle school, high school and adult English language learners about social justice issues of participants’ choosing
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