Marcela studied at the National School of Fine Arts in Lima, Peru. She later received a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art and a Masters degree in Fine Arts from the American University in Washington, DC. Marcela has created and directed several community-based public-art projects and has taught sculpture, ceramics, drawing and painting in public schools and universities.
Lola received her degree in Business Administration from Immaculate Conception School of Commerce in Jamaica. She currently serves in various underwriting capacities with Dade County Federal Credit Union. She has worked for over 30 years in the lending and real estate industry focusing on compliance and operations.
Anna enjoyed a full career as a certified medical assistant and phlebotomist while devoting most of her life to serving others and her community in many volunteer positions. Anna moved to Homestead, Florida in 2014 and has served as vice president and president of her community homeowners association.
Monica received her BS in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. She has a strong background in youth workforce development and a proven track record for developing and implementing innovative programs in non-profit organizations and school systems. Monica is the Manager of Work-Based Learning Programs for Denver Public Schools.
Eliette received her BA in Food Science from the University of Leon, Nicaragua, and has since earned two Masters; one in Mathematics Education, the other in Instructional Technology and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Eliette is a professor of mathematics at Strayer University and Miami Dade College.
Co-Founders: Marcela Noriega and Suzanne Moe
As community artists, we aim to observe and identify challenges in the communities in which we live, create ways to bring people together through the arts, and help solve problems with practical solutions.
Suzanne received her BA in Studio Arts from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. A self-employed artist since 1989, Suzanne has created and directed several community-based public-art projects in the Washington, DC area and is also a certified paramedical tattoo artist, specializing in cosmetic tattooing for breast cancer survivors.