Schetauna Powell

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Schetauna Powell, Peer Career Advisor

Schetauna Powell came to SAIC from Houston, Texas for her MFA in Designed Objects.She has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Houston and a M.A. in Pan AfricanStudies from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. In the intervening years between her school and today, Schetauna worked as a Museum Educator at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. While there she taught object based learning curriculum to K-12 students across the greater Houston area, culminating in her first curated art exhibition featuring the work of her students. From there Schetauna worked as a Museum Consultant for the Houston Museum of African American Culture where she organized the Black Speculative Art Movement Conference between 2019 to 2020, titled "The Afrofuture" and "Perfect Vision" respectively. In her work as an arts advocate Schetauna maintains a Design Firm called Artivism Community Art that focuses on semiotics through object making. To support her practice, Schetauna produces the podcast "Afrofuturism in the A.M.", which you can find on Spotify and other streaming platforms.

You can speak to Schetauna about:

Need help creating a Life Work Plan? Organizing project concepts? Creating a Strategic Plan? Help with your resume and cover letter? Schetauna is focused on having conversations that help clarify intentions. She works to cultivate practices of healthy leadership and community building.