Lehna Huie, Mount Royal College of Art ’21, Fine Art Career Advisor | lehnahuie.com
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Lehna Huie (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary artist and cultural worker of Jamaican heritage from New York City. Huie works in painting, installation, and video on themes of diaspora, memory and fragmentation, creating atmospheric portraits that document her lineage. Lehna is an alum from the Mount Royal College of Art at MICA '21. Lehna was recently named an Artist Changemaker with the Global Fund for Women '22, was a resident artist of the inaugural STONELEAF Retreat Family Residency '22, as well as a participating artist in The Hague Contemporary Art Fair representing the USA at Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives Gallery in The Netherlands this past summer of '22.
Marsha Lynn Hammond ’ 98 Sculpture, ’ 99 M.A.T. Assistant Director for Design and Media
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Marsha Lynn Hammond (she/her) is an artist, designer, educator and social entrepreneur. She has worked with MICA students for over 2 decades in various roles, including Assistant Director of Career Development, Adjunct Faculty, and Director of Admission. In addition, she is a freelance designer and founded a social enterprise delivering uplifting products and services to cancer patients and hospitals around the world. As a thought leader, she has spoken at Google Women’s Techmakers, AOL’s Inspire Series, the National Art Education Association (NAEA), and CancerCon, the worlds largest conference for young adults impacted by cancer. Her venture, Mind the Current LLC (purveyor of DhremoTherapy IV Decals), was named top winner in the Shore Hatchery Pitch Competition at Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business, as well as Champion’s Choice for Startup Maryland. She was selected as a Warnock Social Innovation Fellow, as well as an OpenWorks EnterPrise Pitch Finalist, where she received additional funding from both to grow her business. Marsha holds an MA in Teaching, and a BFA in Sculpture from MICA and was named Most Promising Art Teacher in America by the NAEA. She is passionate about connecting ideas, people, as well as the power of positive mindset. In her spare time she volunteers for the Chill Foundation, teaching Baltimore City youth resilience and youth development through board sports. Marsha advises MICA students and alumni from Design + Media based degree programs as a Career Counselor. Her work can be found at www.Dhremo.com
Georgia Creson, Interim Director and Open Studies Advisor
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Georgia Creson (she/her) has a passion for working creatives to help them prepare for post-graduation success and has over 15 years of experience advising artists and designers in her various roles. Creson has been hired to fill the newly formed position of the Design and Open Studies Career Advisor. She is a returning member of the MICA community having served previously as the Assistant Director for Career Development, Fine Arts. Formerly, she has worked as the Director of Continuing Education and Corporate Training at Christian Brothers University, as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Visual Merchandising and Exhibition Design at the University of Memphis and the Director of Career Services at Memphis College of Art. She has a BFA from Tufts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts and a MFA from Memphis College of Art. Georgia’s availability is designed to be available for MPS and MAMBA
Stacy Stube, Interim Director, Creative Entrepreneurship
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Stacy Stube (she/her) has been working in the luxury fashion and manufacturing sector between the USA, Europe, and Asia for over 20-years. Stube holds a masters from the University of the Arts London in Fashion Entrepreneurship which was completed in a joint New Creative Ventures program with London Business School.
For the past five years, the social impact-driven entrepreneur has worked to revive what is left of Baltimore's garment industry through SEW BROMO, a global fashion trade school.
Stube is inspired to support others looking to reimagine industries through art in a way that infuses the world with an abundance of mission-driven social entrepreneurs.
Joy Weems, Program Manager, Creative Entrepreneurship
Joy Weems (she/her) is the program manager for creative entrepreneurship in the Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship.
Joy earned her bachelor's in marketing from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and has worked in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Prior to this role, she worked as an executive assistant for a workforce development organization catering to underserved populations and a marketing assistant for a financial education advisory firm.
As a new MICA employee, Joy brings to her role an appreciation for the arts and a desire to connect students to valuable entrepreneurial experiences/ opportunities and vital financial knowledge. Joy is a quiet force in the office, helping to support curricular initiatives for the First Year Fellows in creative entrepreneurship and collaborating with her Ratcliffe colleagues to build out effective programming and resources for the Center.
When she's not working, Joy enjoys catching live concerts, dining out, watching sitcom reruns, staying active, thrifting, and finding fun things to do around Baltimore with her family.
Ayo Figueroa, Strategic Program Manager, Creative Entrepreneurship
Ayo Figueroa (she/her/they) is a creative program manager with over 8 years of experience producing live events, curating arts programming, and developing community engagement in the non-profit and arts & culture sectors focusing on curation, creative strategy, inclusive programming, and thoughtful marketing. Ayo’s ability to lead and work with small teams in fast-paced, always evolving environments led her to produce large scale programs,events and festivals independently and with various teams throughout the Maryland and DC regions. Ayo, a cultural weaver in the social change ecosystem, takes pride in bringing people and ideas together to achieve common goals.
Ayo is excited to bring her entrepreneurial experience to the MICA RCCE community to help our creative entrepreneurs grow, expand, and inspire.
Kristen Carroll, Associate Director for Employer Relations
Kristen Carroll (she/her) has worked in Student Affairs at MICA since 2010 (with a brief intermission at the Baltimore Museum of Art from 2015-2017). Past roles include assistant director for community arts in the Center for Student Engagement.
In her current role Kristen connects students, alumni, and employers through info sessions, the Internship + Career Fair, and the Industry Portfolio Reviews. In the before times Kristen loved traveling nationally and internationally to meet MICA alumni and employers.
Kristen lives just outside of DC with her husband, pup, and new baby. Favorite things include trying new coffee shops, having friends and family over for a big meal, yoga, and podcasts.
Meagan Zink Denham ’ 05, Assistant Director, Internships
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For many years, Meagan Zink Denham (she/her) has supported students and alumni navigating their professional journeys through her work in MICA’s Career Development Office. She has held multiple roles in the office as its services developed and expanded to better support the changing needs of artists and designers in today’s world. As the Assistant Director for Internships, Meagan manages MICA’s for-credit internship program and MICAnetwork, a creative opportunity database and career services management system. She is a multidisciplinary artist and MICA alum from General Fine Arts. Meagan loves nurturing her ever-growing collection of plants, gardening, crocheting, and outdoor adventures.
Ingrid Nuss Pyne, Admin Coordinator
Ingrid Pyne (she/her) is the admin coordinator for the Career Development office. With a degree in art history, she started her career out at the Washington Project for the Arts, helping DC area artists find opportunities and gain better name recognition. Throughout her career she has worked in both the non-profit and for profit sectors, and brings strong communication and organizational skills to her role. Her position in the Career Development Office is a truly full circle moment, and she is looking forward to bringing her energy and passion for the arts to assist MICA students in finding rewarding pathways through their studies and beyond. In addition to her work at MICA, Ingrid is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and loves to exercise, read, go to gallery shows and museums, spend time outdoors, and cook. She spends her time between Columbia, MD with her husband, 2 children, and 2 dogs and Baltimore, MD with her girlfriend.
Peer Career Advisors
Our peer career advisors (PCAs) are undergraduate students who are trained in the numerous resources available to students and professional artists.
Visit PCAs for Drop-in Hours Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Gateway 200. You can also schedule a virtual appointment with PCAs, we have both daytime and evening hours available.