Instructor, CCE Program Coordinator
Center for Creative Explorationwww.salinaalmanzarart.com
Salina Almanzar (sah-lee-nah ahll-mun-czar)(she/her) is a Puerto Rican and Dominican visual artist, muralist, and educator. Her art and scholarship examine the intersections of Latinidad, feminism, decolonial practice, and Taino spirituality. She is specifically interested in what it means to be ni de aqui y ni de alla, meaning being part of a diaspora that is between spaces and between cultures.
She is from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 2013 with a double major in Studio Art and English Literature. She spent about two years working in galleries and museums in Philadelphia and Lancaster City before deciding to pursue a Master’s in Arts Administration in 2015. She completed the Arts Administration and Museum Leadership Graduate Program at Drexel University in June of 2017. There, she completed a thesis examining Creative Placemaking in the Lancaster Latinx community.
Franklin & Marshall College - BA - Studio Art and English
Drexel University - MS - Arts Administration
d.school, Stanford University - Design Thinking Training