HackCville is a nonprofit based in Charlottesville, Virginia that teaches University students and Charlottesville community members technical skills through in-person programs. I worked for HackCville as a graphic design instructor and in curriculum development for two years. During my time there I taught over 200 students design, led a hackathon, and helped create and develop curriculum and programming for the design and other skill tracks.
As a pioneer for the Vector Graphic Design program at HackCville, I helped develop curriculum for the beta version of the semester program as well as develop curriculum for the alpha version of an immersive summer program in design called Launch. During this time I also helped to recruit students to participate in both programs I led.
At HackCville I also had the privilege of serving as a mentor to each and every student I taught. This experience was extremely rewarding during the summer immersive program because I was spending everyday M-F from 9-5 with these students. This experience allowed me to discover a passion for mentorship and sharing all the knowledge I had gained over the last few years working in design.