Keri has served as an art educator, acted as a community liaison to establish and deepen partnerships, and designed art education programs for audiences including kids, K-12 students, families, adults, and volunteers. Keri earned an MA in art history from the University of Texas at Austin, as well a primary teaching certificate with the Association Montessori Internationale. She specializes in collaborating with teaching artists, educators, and community partners to create and implement innovative programs ranging from collaborative poetry writing, art activism for community awareness projects, and celebrations of history and culture. She created programs that engage both children and adults for the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Frist Art Museum in Nashville, and the Palm Springs Art Museum, among others. She believes passionately in the power of art to change people’s lives: to connect them to each other, their shared history, and a better understanding of themselves through the exploration of their creativity, narrative and personal experience.