Hello Everyone! My name is Alyssa Laverda and I a recent graduate of the Coordinated BFA program with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. I received my Certificate in Painting from PAFA in 2013, and studied a minor in Art History at Penn finishing in December of 2014. I am originally from West Chester, but reside now in Old City. Currently I am working at Seraphin Gallery at 1108 Pine Street in Philadelphia. I previously worked as a Research Assistant for the Institute of Contemporary Art, and co-curated an exhibit that is now on display from April 22, 2015 – August 16, 2015. The show is entitled Do/Tell and brings together the works of Heather Hart, Rachelle Mozman, Adoma Owusu, and local artist Erin Bernard. It is located on 36th street in West Philadelphia, its free, and I encourage everyone to go and view it! My interests include sailing, hiking, painting, playing the piano and violin– and of course being a ‘Champion for Urban City Youth’. I am helping out in the areas of grant writing, social media campaigns, and any other writing/research tasks that need to be completed. So please feel free to contact me by email at: [email protected] I am happy to talk about ASI, complete tasks, and/or network. It is such a pleasure working with all of you and my congratulations on all the hard work that everyone puts in. Cheers!