Award-winning educator and author Felicia Rose Chavez joins Creativity & Innovation as its first Bronfman Creativity & Innovation Scholar-in-Residence. The three-year residency allows Creativity & Innovation to become more integrated in the everyday lives of CC students.
Dez Stone Menendez ’02, director of Creativity & Innovation, says, “Felicia embodies the program’s goals to nurture students’ creative capacities and to support the college’s ongoing antiracist work. In this new role, Felicia’s work has the potential to benefit our entire CC community.” Chavez will work in collaboration with CC faculty members from all disciplines to develop and implement the curricular programs that will help build students’ creative capacities. Chavez, who holds an MFA in creative nonfiction, is the author of “The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom,” and co-editor of “The BreakBeat Poets Volume 4: LatiNEXT.” She taught courses at CC in English and Film and Media Studies from 2012-18.