Caitlin M. Black is a visual arts & design educator currently based in Richmond, Virginia. She received her BA with a major in Studio Art & minor in Art History from James Madison University (2011) and her MA in Art Education from Boston University (2015). She is presently pursuing her Ph.D in Education, with an emphasis in Art Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Caitlin has a variety of professional experiences in both museum and classroom settings. She worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and taught visual art in public schools for 8 years, working with students grades PreK-12 in New Jersey and California. Caitlin currently works with undergraduate and graduate preservice teachers in the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Art Education. Her research focuses on the transformational power of the arts in cultivating more inclusive communities. She is interested in the significance of community engagement and accessibility in creating meaningful arts opportunities that promote empathy, connection, and healing rooted in social justice.