2020 Board Candidates
NCECA is pleased to introduce 2020 candidates for two positions on its Board of Directors: Director at Large and Student Director at Large. Elections will open early March and will be conducted via SurveyMonkey. All current members prior to March 1 will receive an email invitation to vote. If you joined membership after this date, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to receive your evite. All votes must be cast by 4pm ET, Friday, March 27, 2020. If you become a member while at conference, please see Candice at registration to get set up for voting.
To learn more about each candidate, click on the names below. To watch their videos, scroll below.
Director at Large
C.A. “Cat” Traen is a teaching artist working in clay since 2002, leading to a BA and MEd from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Motivated by enriching others through community building and collaboration, Cat has mentored thousands of students and teachers to equip and ignite the next generation in clay.
Since relocating to Memphis in 2017, Cat serves as faculty in the ceramics department at University of Memphis and is finding her way as an educational consultant for Laguna Clay Company and regional school districts with a mission to support start-up clay programs at underserved public schools.
Internationally active since 2015, Cat teaches workshops, exhibits, and is collected in the US, Europe, and Asia. Beyond her work as an emerging international artist, Cat is developing a study abroad program for the University of Memphis with a focus on economic development opportunity for traditional craftspeople in depressed areas in India and the Mid Southern US.
A proud member of National K12 Ceramics Exhibition Foundation, Cat has presented at NCECA multiple times and seeks to widen the scope of opportunity for all as a representative of the clay community at large.
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