Updated: Feb 4, 2022
Art2Action is pleased to announce two
new members of our team!
After a national search, we are thrilled to present Art2Action's new General Manager, Gabrielle ("Gabi") Vigueira, who joins us from Baton Rouge, Louisiana (and soon will be moving to Tampa!). In addition to being an excellent administrator, Gabi is an energetic performer, visual artist, and communication specialist with a knack for wearing many hats. Gabi earned her B.A. in Communication Studies and Film and Media Studies and her M.A. in Performance Studies from Louisiana State University. There, she gained experience in the realms of experimental performance, art and video installation, serving on the HopKins Black Box Theatre Board, presenting at conferences and festivals across the US, and winning the HopKins Black Box Award for outstanding achievements in Performance Studies. She also has experience as an executive assistant in digital marketing, a public speaking instructor, and an English teacher for young children. Outside of work, or on social media, you can catch her singing and playing the ukulele, or rollerskating--occasionally at the same time. Gabi says:
"I could not be more honored to join an organization that values community, compassion, and artistic collaboration--and I'm excited to get to work!"
Also joining Art2Action this academic year (2021-22) is Graduate Assistant Zeejah Waseem, an international student from Pakistan who will be working with us in Marketing and Community Engagement. Zeejah comes to us through a new partnership with the University of South Florida (USF) Muma College of Business, School of Marketing and Innovation. She describes herself as an "adroit marketing geek with unequivocal acuity in contemporary marketing methodologies." She has a degree of BSc Hons in Management Sciences from Lahore University of Management Sciences. Owing to her innovative thinking, she became the Vice President of the Science Society in her Senior Year and staged a lucrative Science Olympiad. She also conducted research on Green Fashion and ‘buzzword marketing’ advertising strategies. She gained professional experience during her internship in fast-moving consumer goods, where she was awarded ‘intern of the year.’ After the completion of her undergraduate degree, she worked at a Multinational Telecommunications Company, acquiring valuable insight into developing and implementing digital marketing campaigns. Alongside her professional career, she has a passion for acting and directing plays. She has been a performer in national theatre in Pakistan, which she says "has instigated versatility in her real-life character."
Please join us in welcoming Gabi & Zeejah to the Art2Action community!
Now is a great time to support Art2Action with a donation! Half way through out 11th year, we are growing, and hope to raise more money this year than we did for our 10th anniversary! Can you help us raise $11,000 by the end of 2021? Every contribution, no matter how big or small, helps us get there.