Admissions Territory Managers
Kaycee Filson: On-Campus Counselor
I am a Chicago (via New Orleans, via New York, via Philadelphia) based teaching artist, director, performer, prop designer, and writer. I earned my BA in Theater with a concentration in Directing from Bard College in 2011. I’ve worked with young people for over a decade, developing project-based leadership programming for middle schoolers; facilitating Expressive Arts Therapy workshops with young men in a juvenile detention center; teaching ACT Prep and College Access courses in high schools; curating K–12 arts programming at a contemporary art museum; and teaching playwriting and performance workshops with grades 5–12 with American Blues Theater and The Neo-Futurists. My own work investigates body politics, womanhood, and gender/sexual identities through poetry and performance.
Maribel Ang: Illinois Territory Manager
I am a Chicago-native artist. I earned my BFA in Studio Art from SAIC in 2018. My practice spans fiber, painting, illustration and sculpture, and draws heavily from consumer culture, identity politics and “Americana.” In previous roles, I’ve facilitated interactive sculpture workshops with adults and youth throughout Chicago. I believe in the importance and power of a people-driven arts community.
Rachel Dorsey: Northeast Territory Manager
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SAIC in 2014. During my time as a student, I was deeply involved in on-campus arts-based interventions to raise awareness for mental health issues and build a community. My figurative oil painting practice, which borrows heavily from studies within video and art therapy, explores themes of mental illness and maternal archetypes. As an Admissions Counselor at SAIC, it is an honor to work with each young artist as they develop a creative vision for today’s world.
Territory: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island
Travis Tiblier: South Territory Manager
I am a Chicago based multidisciplinary visual artist. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SAIC in 2014 where I studied studio art. My experience and expertise covers a wide range of media: photography, motion pictures, editing, sculpture, writing, and more. Since the summer of 2014, I have worked for SAIC Admissions as an Admissions Counselor.
Territory: Florida, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas
Claire Spaulding: West Territory Manager
I enjoy long walks in the woods and critical theory by the fireside. My backpack is filled with notebooks, 120mm film, and tchotchkes. Pink flamingos, Americana, empathy, environmentalism, and thrift store family portraits fuel my artistic fire. I graduated from SAIC with a focus in Visual and Critical Studies, Photography, and Ceramics in 2018. Prior to joining the SAIC Undergraduate Admissions team, I gained valuable artist experience through international artist residencies and studio intensives in Ireland, Germany, and Iceland. To learn more about my artwork and formative experience at SAIC, please send me an email.
Territory: Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington
Sheika Lugtu: Midwest Territory Manager
I earned a BA in Visual & Critical Studies and a BFA in Studio Art from SAIC in 2016. Prior to joining the Admissions team, I taught comics, illustration, and painting in the Continuing Studies program at SAIC as well as numerous art centers in Illinois. Collaboration with arts and activism grassroots organizations is fundamental to my practice. My work with the Ladydrawers centers on the impact of economics, race, sexuality, and gender on the comics industry, other media, and our culture at large. Most recently my work has been published on 60 Inches From Center, South Side Weekly, Truthout.org, PEN America, and The Suburban Review. My work has also been exhibited in the Figge Art Museum and 6018North.
Territory: Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
Anna Trier: Southeast Territory Manager
I hold a BFA in Studio Art and Art History and graduated from the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University (CT) in 2014. Before coming to SAIC I served as the Associate Director of Links Hall, where I created and ran the organization’s artistic residency and fellowship programs. I served on the National Performance Network’s Asian Exchange Curatorial team from 2014-2017 and I continue to curate and produce projects in visual and performing arts independently
Territory: District of Columbia (DC), Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Sioban Lombardi: Freshmen and Transfers
I am a Chicago-area painter, instructor, and arts advocate. I earned my BFA in Painting from Barat College of DePaul University and my MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to exhibiting work in the Midwest, I was a founding member of Margin Artists Co-Op and served as a director for Refuge Center for the Arts and Woman Made Gallery. My own work explores truth and fiction as they exist in memory and nostalgia.
Territory: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming