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Professional Experience


Creative Placemaking Policy Fellow

Arizona State University, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
  • Help build and fill the pipeline of artists, planners, community developers and people from other fields who can integrate arts, culture and community engaged design into strategies to expand opportunity, particularly in low-income communities. This entails developing and adapting curriculum for students and current practitioners.
  • Help build the field of creative placemaking and support current practices.This entails conducting research, and developing measurement and evaluation tools.
  • Collaborate toward the sustained integration of arts, culture and community engaged design in comprehensive community development, particularly in the Phoenix region.

Creative Director

NuLawLab, Northeastern University School of Law
  • years ago, Nulawlab began as a start up organization embedded within a law school. Within three years we gained international recognition and several national awards.
  • Our team use design methodologies and legal empowerment strategies to identify and cultivate new approaches to transform legal education, the legal profession, and the delivery of legal services. 
  • Generated cross-sector partnerships and designing interdisciplinary projects. Worked with a team of designers/coders to envision, develop, design, test and launch NULAWMaps, a new GIS mapping platform blending  data with storytelling. Our Webby-nominated NuLawMaps platform was recently used by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law to map informal settlement evictions in Sweden, and by the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health to map ten years of workplace deaths.  Both projects exemplify the use of digital media to tell the human stories behind legal disempowerment.  You can explore both maps here.
  • Used competitive intelligence to identify marketing needs and recommend marketing tactics and strategies for the Lab’s and law school’s current and future educational program.
  • Researched charitable prospects, forged new relationships with potential funders.
  • Expanded our partnerships with MIT Open Docs Lab, Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI), Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE), PETLab (Prototyping, Education and Technology Lab), City of Boston Office of Housing Stability, Designing the WE, Rev Studio, Legal Service Corporation, MassCosh, SNELL Digital Scholarship Group, Brazilian Immigrant Center, Domestic Violence Institute, Transforming Violence, City of Boston Office of Housing Stability and Veteran Service Organizations across the USA.
  • Strategically built alliances on the Northeastern campus and at the College of Art Media and Design. These new contacts offer the lab a new pool of interdisciplinary academics and design professionals to collaborate with as we forge ahead with the implementation of new projects and research inquiries.
  • Our lab was nominated as a finalist for the HiiL Innovating Justice Awards and Living Wage Innovation Challenge 2014. 
  • Awarded three Northeastern Project based Tier One Grants between 2016 and 2017
  • In 2016, Northeastern University was designated as an Askoka Changemaker campus. NuLawLab Selected to Represent Northeastern in AshokaU NetworkNortheastern University is the latest addition to the AshokaU Changemaker Campus network. As you can read in their press release, of the 33 higher education institutions admitted to the network, “Northeastern is the first Changemaker Campus which has fully incorporated social innovation into its law school.
  • Secured an artist’s residency with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs to, among other things, further the NuLawLab’s work with female veterans to improve the digital tools that connect women veterans to benefits and services.  Read more about the groundbreaking residency program here.
  • Secured a 200,000 Kresge Foundation Grant for Stable Ground Boston (

Instructor, Course Designer

Northeastern University School of Law

I team teach a special seminar called Applied Design and Legal Empowerment.  This course is for upper level law students and our team introduces these students to new technologies and elements of design, service design, systems design and design prototyping.  The course is offered 3-4 times per year and we work with 4-8 students in an intensive seminar. The lab uses the Experiential educational model, which is a philosophy of education that describes the process that occurs between a teacher and student that infuses direct experience with the learning environment and content. Our Laboratory Seminar in Applied Design and Legal Empowerment was recognized by The National Jurist magazine as one of ten “out of the ordinary” law school courses.  You can read more about it here.  Some of our learning partners have included the Boston Office of Housing Stability and the Department of Justice and it's Design Innovation Director.


Researcher, Writer

(SPAN), Social Practices Art Network
  •  (SPAN) Social Practices Art Network is an international grassroots resource for individuals, organizations, community groups and institutions that are interested in new genre arts forms and practices.
  • Conduct research about creative practices geared toward social justice.
  •  Outreach to artists, art communities and colleagues around the globe.
  • Conducted Interviews and created  podcasts have been conducted with artists and designers
  •  Facilitate  online community dialogue consisting of over 2000 global users.
  • (SPAN) launched an international research project focused on the needs of socially engaged and community engaged artists.
  • Developed an international survey and study that has reached and engaged over 500 artists from around the globe that participate in socially engaged art practices. For the survey, (SPAN) partnered with Open Engagement, Arts Quest (a program of University of the Arts London, an educational charity), and DotToDot (UK) Arts.
  • Participated in arts conferences around the globe.
  • Published  material and research in a variety of journals, blogs and online resources.
  • Co-edited a special section of  the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy called Perspectives, that illustrates how artists, curators, cultural workers, designers, and educators activate what has been defined as a thirdspace; a space created so that cross-disciplinary relationships and collaborations can flourish; these practices create neutral zones that encourage open exchanges of ideas from a range of perspectives, we focus specifically on ways in which artists, designers, and educators create, inhabit, and use third spaces to navigate the liminal boundaries that exist among artistic production, participatory design, education, social justice, economic justice, ecology, and conflict resolution.
2011 2012

Media Excellence Curriculum Writer and Media Instructor

Native Public Media at the Institute of American Indian Arts 

 I was contracted as researcher, media educator and fund-raising consultant for the roll-out of the first Media Excellence Program for Native American Public and Community Radio Producers. This was a 3-credit college course at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Native Public Media’s signature Media Excellence Program was designed to help bridge the media and digital divides in Indian Country. The program included the Annual Native Media Summit, the Digital Journalism and Storytelling Intensive, Station Services and the Native Media Landscape Report. The participants learned how the platforms of print, video, audio, new media, and more can be effectively and creatively employed to tell important stories; including practical skills such as equipment use, digital editing and production, basic reporting techniques, and best practices that journalists and citizen storytellers face when employing new media in their reporting work and while engaging new technologies that will empower themselves and their communities with voice. This intensive encouraged the Native American perspective and storytelling in tribal languages. I worked with Dr. Traci L. Morris and with NPM founder/Director, Loris Taylor.

  • Lab instructor for the Media Excellence Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
  • Taught 13 students from tribes across the United States.
  • Co-created the online digital journalism curriculum for this initial Media Excellence Program.
  • Created an interactive WIKI platform that supported in class learning.
  • Created student handbook and class tutorial.

Studio Manager

Metabolic Studio/ Annenberg Foundation

I was the studio manger to the large studio practice of artist Lauren Bon. Metabolic Studio was physically located in large warehouse situated in East Los Angeles but our projects occurred in various sites in Los Angeles and around the globe. I worked at the studio during the signature project called Strawberry Flag. This work was a response to and in support of the enormous population of veterans, the largest in the U.S., who live in the greater Los Angeles area. We  worked with Veterans from the VA Compensated Work Therapy program and the VA Domiciliary, and other groups on various aspects of Strawberry Flag.

  • Served as a studio liaison and reported to various Annenberg Foundation Senior Managers and Financial Officers. 
  • Provided studio leadership
  • Managed external and internal studio contracts and vendor contracts.
  • Worked with Senior Management reported on budget, cash flow, and payroll.
  • Participated in community based philanthropic giving through community grant-making a community outreach on behalf of the Trustee. 
  • Worked with the lead artist  and design team to implement and produce her creative vision and to raise awareness regarding the challenges of returning soldiers and to share the historic significance of the VA grounds, the Studio created a living sculpture and hands-on experience that includes veterans and the community at large.
  • Managed the installation of a large scale public work at  Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
  • Managed Metabolic Studio' participation in EATLACMA curated by Fallen Fruit (David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young) with José Luis Blondet. About 7500 visitors came to see more than fifty artists, musicians, and performance groups who took over the museum for a one-day event.
  • Developed key external art world relationships with the College of Fine Arts (COFA), National University of New South Wales, NIEA the National Institute for Experimental Arts, Sydney Australia, Otis College of Art and Design, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Project Director and Lead Artist 

Social Design Collective (LLC)

SDC creates a collective platform through which art and design teams are formed for competitive grant funded and commissioned public projects. Our goal is to use our creativity to generate long-term community, public and social benefits. SDC grew out of an independent creative practice and it is led by Jules Rochielle. StoryCircle, our public art project was installed and reached completion in July 2013.  

  • In 2015/2016 SDC was selected into the (PAIR) Public Artist in Residency program with New York Department of Veterans Affairs and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. We were quoted in the New York Times.
  •  The StoryCircle  public project created cross-sector partnerships between community organizations, academic institutions, residents, youth and local municipalities.
  • In 2012/2013, SDC was awarded a $100,000 art commission funded by Related LA and the City of Santa Ana. As an aspect of this community engaged public art project we worked with Garfield Elementary School to provide an arts based curriculum to 700 elementary school students.
  • Worked closely with the local community to define the scope and shape of the project. 
  • I hired and managed artists, arts educators and co-developed an arts curriculum for the elementary school. I also worked with fabricators, photographers, city planners, architects to build and install a public artwork.
  • Developed an extensive number of partnerships with a range of community groups and cultural organizations. I networked and  developed strong and long-lasting  relationships with city officials, arts institutions, funders and associations.
  • Solid grant writing and fund development skills and final reporting .
  • Worked with national arts councils and other types of funders.
  • Managed contractors, performers, volunteers and staff members.
  • Navigated city permitting  and reporting.
  • Created and maintained project budgets, cash flows and payroll.
  • Developed creative opportunities on a local, national and international scale. See News Article here:

Co-Founder and Artistic Producer

Miscellaneous Productions

Miscellaneous Productions (founded by Elaine Carol, Jules Rochielle and a volunteer board of directors). MISCELLANEOUS Productions seeks to educate the public and professional artists about prevention of, and responses to societal problems at the same time as facilitating access to new and emerging approaches to art and the creative process.

  • Created the model and pedagogy of this program along with Co-founder/Director Elaine Carol
  • Trained groups of youth and elders using models of anti-racism and anti-violence training combined with community based art as a vehicle for social change. All projects were created in collaborate with community.
  • Sited in Promising Practices for Addressing Youth Involvement in Gangs Research Report prepared by Mark Totten, PH.D April 2008 . In support of the Strategy, Preventing Youth Gang Violence in BC: A Comprehensive and Coordinated Provincial Action Plan Appendix B: Promising Canadian Gang Prevention and Intervention Initiatives (revised and updated list based upon as a Primary Prevention Programs 2003 – 2006 B.C. primary prevention initiatives (educational videos, primary and secondary classroom education, parent information, community collaboration)
    • Created and raised money for three major inter-disciplinary creative projects that took place between 1999 and 2005. See more here:
    • The Reena Project  funded by: Vancouver Foundation, National Crime Prevention Centre – Community Mobilization Program, British Columbia Multiculturalism & Immigration Anti-Racism Program, B.C. Ministry of the Attorney General – Community Programs Division, Coast Capital Savings, VanCity – Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund, Cosmo Plaza/RM Development Corporation, B.C. Arts Council, The Richmond Foundation, John Fluevog Shoes, Creo Products Inc., Robson Street TELUS Store,
    • What you Carry With You  funded by: The Government of Canada’s National Crime Prevention Strategy, BC Ministry of Community, Aboriginal & Women’s’ Services – BC Anti-Racism Program, Vancouver Foundation, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union – VanCity Community Partnership Program, Canada Council for the Arts – Inter-Arts – Artists & Community Collaboration Fund, Canada Council for the Arts -Theatre – Artists & Community Collaboration Fund, Canadian Heritage – Multiculturalism, BC Arts Council, BC Gaming Commission – Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Canadian Race Relations Foundation, Richmond Community Foundation, The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation, Chris Spencer Foundation, Creo Inc., InfoWest Consulting Ltd.
    • E-race  funded by the Government of Canada through its National Crime Prevention Strategy, Canada Council for the Arts – Inter-Arts, Canadian Heritage – Multiculturalism Program, Vancouver Foundation, Coast Capital Savings Foundation, BC Solicitor General and Public Safety – Safe Streets Safe Schools Fund, BC Anti-racism & Multiculturalism Program, BC Gaming, BC Arts Council, Dr. George Tien INC., Autoplan, Richmond Community Foundation, The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation.

    Public Engagements

    (2017) Social Justice in Applied Technology & Service Design, MIT Day of Action, MIT, Boston, Ma
    (2017) Social Innovation and the Law: Crafting Creative Solutions to Complex Problems, Northeastern Law Review, Boston Ma
    (2016) Public Art, Activism and Intellectual Property, Panelist, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Ma
    (2016) Artists In and Of the City, Panelist, Queens Museum, Queens , NY
    (2016) Transcultural Exchange: International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Expanding Worlds, Boston, Ma
    (2015) Social Media and Activism, Goldsmiths College, London, England
    (2015) Current Trends in Public Art 2- Public Art & Social Practice Webinar, Americans for the Arts, USA
    (2015) Design and Social Change, Hosted by the Social Impact Lab, NuLawLab and, Northeastern Center for the Arts, Boston. MA
    (2015) The Legal Medium, NuLawLab Discussion and Workshop, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
    (2015) College Art Association Art Space Presentation: Art and Activism Panel, NY, NY 
    (2014) Unruly Engagements, (SPAN) Cleveland Institute of the Arts, Cleveland, Ohio
    (2014) Engaging Publics, (SPAN), Co-organized by Auckland Art Gallery and AUT University School of Art and Design, Auckland, NZ
    (2014) Radical Archives Conference, (SPAN) Archiving Session, hosted by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh of Index of the Disappeared and  NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute NY, NY
    (2012) Open Engagement, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
    (2011) Congress of Collectives, Flux Factory, NY, NY
    (2011) Open Engagement, Portland State University, Portland Oregon
    (2011) Otis College of Art and Design, Public Practice MFA Program, Los Angeles, CA
    (2010) Street Smarts, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
    (2010) University of Southern California Public Art History, Los Angeles, CA
    (2007) Creative Mapping Community and Digital Storytelling – How & Why, OUR stories Demonstrating Change Storytelling, Round House Community Center, Vancouver, BC

    Artist Residencies

    (2016) Artist in Residence, Center For Artistic Artivism, Art Action Academy  at the Queens Museum, NY, NY
    (2016) Women With Wings Artists Residency, Boulder, Co

    (2015-2016) Artist in Residence, NYC Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs and Department of Cultural Affairs, NY, NY
    (2013) Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA (2012) Dlux Media, Sydney, Australia
    (2012) Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
    (2011) Who’s Data, Knowles West Media Center, Bristol,UK

    (2011–2010) Public Interest, Los Angeles Center for Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA
    (2008) Artists in the Back Country, Sequoia Parks Foundation, Mt Whitney and Kings Canyon CA


    (2014) (SPAN) Together Survey, A Global Online Convening and Survey for Socially Engaged Artists, Global
    (2013-2012) Lead Artist, Story Circle, Public Art Commission, Santa Ana California Station District commissioned by Related Housing Partners LP and the City of Santa Ana, CA
    (2013) Community Organizer, Project Advisor, Researcher and Media Mentor, The Raitt St. Chronicles: A Survivors Oral History, a collaborative effort between the artist, Santa Ana Public Library and Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
    (2012) Documentation Archivist, Suzanne Lacy’s Three Weeks in January, Los Angeles, CA
    (2011-2008) Design Team, Strawberry Flag, Metabolic Studio/Lauren Bon, Los Angeles, CA
    (2011) Shifting Communities, Listening Station, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
    (2011) Living as Form: Social Practice Archive, Portable City Projects Peoples Radio Cafe, Creative Time Social Practice Summit, NY, NY
    (2011- 2010) Portable City Project, Public Interest Residency, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
    (2010) Performing Public Space, Portable City Projects Peoples Radio Cafe, Casa Del Tunel, Tijuana, Mexico
    (2009) MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica,CA
    (2009) Irrational Acts Track 16 Gallery, Portable City Project, Santa Monica
    (2009) Labor and Social Justice Fair May Day Pie Banquet California State University Dominguez Hills, CA
    (2008-2007) Design Team, Plessey Park, Otis Graduate Project Otis College of Art and Design /Transform, New Orleans, LO

    Published Writing

    (2015) Navigating the Third Space Jules Rochielle, B. Stephen Carpenter Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy Vol. 12, Iss. 2
    (2015) Engaging Publics, Together Work , 
    Publication of Engaging Publics/Public Engagement Symposium, Auckland NZ
    (2014) What is Post Social Practice? Open Engagement 100 Artist in 100 Days, Open Engagement, New York, NY, published by Open Engagement and the Queens Museum, Queens, NY
    (2012) Together Work, Material Conditions, published by Proboscis, London, England
    (2012) Taking to the Streets, Food, Art and Politics, for Spring Issue 43 of the Public Art Review, Minneapolis, MN
    (2011) Something More Than Survival, Material Conditions, published by Proboscis, London, England
    (2009) Portable City Projects: Ending the Silence Between Us, Otis College of Art and Design Magazine 2009 Volume 7, published by Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles CA
    (2008) Mapping Community, Access All Areas: Conversations on Engaged Arts. Ed. Tania Willard. Vancouver: published by the Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
    (2008) The Act of Witnessing, Transforma New Orleans, Otis College of Art and Design Magazine, published by Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

    Nominations and Awards

    (2017)Tier 1 Award Northeastern University
    2016) Tier 1 Award Northeastern University
    (2016) Art Matters Nominee, New York
    (2016) Webby Nomination for Law 
    (2014) Hiil Innovative Idea Award, Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law, The Hague, Netherlands
    (2014) Nominee for the 2015 Headlands Chamberlain Award, San Francisco, 
    (2014) Art Matters Nominee, New York


    Masters of Fine Arts: Public Practice
    Otis College of Art and Design (2007-2009)

    The only educational program in the Southern California region dedicated exclusively to providing artists with advanced skills for working in the public sphere, the Program focuses on both collaborative and individual art production. Entering students design a unique educational plan to fit their interests, with the latitude to experience both community and studio contexts. Public practice – also called participatory art, community art, public art, situational art or social sculpture – consists of media including video, performance, drawing, photography, sculpture and web-based projects. Students start with a collaborative project - one that results in an exhibition or public presentation - led by artists such as Andrea Bowers, Suzanne Lacy and Rick Lowe. They meet and interact with recognized professionals such as Mel Chin and Sam Durant, and network with artists, critics and curators from around the world. - See more at:

    Personal Passions

    General Fitness and Good health. Mindfullness. Cooking. Lifelong learning.  Travel. All forms of Arts and Culture.