Originally from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, I have spent the last five years in Syracuse, New York earning my bachelor's as a double major in Art & Music Histories and Communication Sciences and Disorders. I completed my master's degree in 2022 as part of the Goldring Arts Journalism and Communications program at the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications.
After becoming a historian, I have found my passion in journalism. It's the perfect culmination of all my interests.
Writing, Reporting, Smiling, Editing, Photography, Ceramics, Laughing, Research
Master of Arts – Goldring Arts Journalism and Communications
S.I. Newhouse School of Communications
Bachelor of Arts – Double Major, Cum Laude
BA Fine Arts, BS Communication Sciences and Disorders
Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School for Visual Arts, Concentration: Ceramics
Working with new peers, using new skills, and producing quality products.
Founder of Actuality – a daily newsletter highlighting rising artists, musicians, performers, designers and more. Founded November 2022.
Editor in Chief for Salt City Arts Review – editing, publishing, photography, and reporting. Lead a team of seven writers covering all arts around the Syracuse area. Founded in fall of 2021.
Digital Producer for The NewsHouse – reporting, CMS, manage social media, analytics, feature writing, photography, sound recording. 2021
Link to published works: https://www.thenewshouse.com/?s=nat+bono
Free Lance for Charleston City Paper – previews and reviews for Charleston’s Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival. 2022
Personal and professional adventures reporting, teaching and learning around the world.
International Reporting in Israel – 10 days touring the country and reporting on a political art story in Palestine. 2022
1st place in 2022 Student International Multimedia News Story contest organized by the International Communication Division of the AEJMC for my story titled "Anything but Temporary."
English Conversation Partner – Worked with graduate students from Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Japan, India, South Korea, Iran to improve their conversation skills and help them integrate into American university culture. 2019, 2020, 2021
Syracuse University Abroad Global Ambassador – London and Strasbourg 2020-2021
Discovery Student – Strasbourg, France Fall 2017
Study Abroad – London, England Spring 2020
ARTS WORK EXPERIENCE
Across platforms, the study and creation of art goes hand in hand.
Research Intern at SU Art Museum – object labels, extensive research on the museum’s collection of decorative arts objects from India and their collector, artist Ruth Reeves. 2021-2022
WERW Real College Radio Show – weekly radio show, "Brainwaves" 2019
Taylor and Boody Organ Builders – Opus 74 for St. Paul University Catholic Center, Madison Wisconsin.
Soldering, voicing of pipes, metal work. Summer 2018
INTERESTS AND FUTURE GOALS
Diverse interests lead to bigger goals.
Hendricks Chapel Choir – 2019 - 2022
Painted Organ Façade – Design, paint, gold leaf gilding. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Staunton, Virginia 2017
Ceramics - produced over 500 pieces of pottery, with different carving, glazes, and firing techniques.
Cultural History - as it relates to ceramics, fashion, materials, and decorative arts making art adaptable. Communication Disorders and Accessibility– bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders overlaps with the arts through interactions disabled communities have in museums and art institutions.
Aspiring toward a PhD
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