Kalyn is inspired by initiatives that position the arts and cultural leaders for meaningful societal change. With a background in program administration for art nonprofits and higher education institutions, she is excited about the opportunity to serve both fields through her role at Art With Impact.
Her first job in the arts was during a year-of-service with AmeriCorps where she worked to alleviate poverty through arts education serving with LEAF Community Arts in Asheville, NC. She also supported the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, a national service and advocacy organization in Washington DC, for four years managing conference programming, professional development and grant initiatives. Recently, Kalyn spent a year-and-a-half traveling the country full-time and working remotely as an independent consultant before settling down in Austin, TX.
Kalyn graduated cum laude from Virginia Tech earning her B.A. in Art History and Public Relations. She also received her M.A. in Arts Management along with a certificate in Special Events and Festivals from George Mason University. She has volunteered with the International Child Art Foundation, SOHO – Creative Mentoring, Fusebox Festival, and other organizations working to positively impact perspectives and communities through the arts.Back to Our People