Chiyomi McKibbin (she/her/they/them)
Director of Programs and Operations
Chiyomi (pronounced “chee-YO-mee”) brings to this position a background in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives professionally and in her community. Previously, she has participated on numerous DEI committees that helped to look at policy, structure, and professional development in the workplace. She currently co-leads the Waterbury Area Anti-Racism Coalition Mural Committee to elevate local BIPOC artists and bring art into her community.
Chiyomi graduated with her BA from Humboldt State University, her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA from California College of the Arts, and has worked in nonprofits, the arts, and education. She uses her creativity to foster an environment of curiosity, listening, collaborating, and continuous learning, along with her passion for amplifying voices of those who have been historically left out, and those who are advancing social, economic, racial, gender, and environmental justice.