Nickname: I go by Bart!
School: California Institute of the Arts
Metier (Major): Experimental Popular Music
Favorite hobbies/passions: When I’m not playing music my favorite things to do are going skimboarding, playing ultimate frisbee, and cooking really dope food.
Favorite foods: Vegan Ramen and Mac no Cheese
Fun fact about me: I love pugs, if I see one I will more than likely lose it for a hot second. I know everything about them, but I’ve never had one!
Favorite musicians at the moment: Right now listening to a lotttt of Allen Stone, High Highs, Tash Sultana and Julien Baker!
Why I became an IAA ambassador: I became an acceptance ambassador because I want to change the face of mental health. I want to band together with students who share my passion to make talking about mental health NORMAL EVERYWHERE. I truly believe IAA is the beginning of this goal or movement rather, on an organized, understanding level that will empower students to express their feelings on mental health and overall wellness today in their own unique ways. IAA is an organization that preaches true acceptance for all and I’m happy to be an ambassador that feels the same way!
One project I’d love to make happen with IAA in the future: I would love to do artistic projects with IAA. I want to collaborate with other ambassadors to create a mental health and arts center for the program or incorporate artistry as a foundational concept in health 🙂