Feel free to contact past folk arts interns and ask them about their experience.
Kaitlyn Pillig (Summer 2018)
Husniya Khujamyourova (Spring 2018)
Nicholas Rago (Spring 2018)
Nicholas Rago is a Folk Arts Intern and a student at CUNY Brooklyn College. He is working on a BA in American Studies with a minor in Philosophy. He is active in the Brooklyn College Listening Project and campus organizing.
Danessy Pineda (Fall 2017)
Alex Steckman (Summer 2017)
Alex Schulz Steckman is an artist living and studying between Paris, France and Brooklyn, NY—his hometown. He has been a student at the Cooper Union, as well as at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris. His interests lie in community and youth engagement with the arts and education.
Laila Rajani (Summer 2016)
Laila Rajani is a graduate student of folklore and a Fulbright scholar at Indiana University, Bloomington, with a focus on identity politics of displaced communities. Her background in social research and journalism along with undergraduate training in anthropology equips her for fieldwork and outreach through folk arts institution to immigrant communities in New York. Laila is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati and Sindhi and working towards fluency in Persian, Arabic and Bengali. Her work at BAC will focus on identifying the cultural assets within Brooklyn’s "Little Pakistan".
Harold Akyeampong (Spring 2015)
Harold Akyeampong is originally from Ghana, West Africa and is the President of the Ghana chapter of the world famous music service organization, the Percussive Arts Society. He is also the International Director of the International Centre for African Culture & Arts.