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About the Artist

Alicia Moya-Méndez

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A Passion for Connecting Community through Arts & Education.

Alicia Moya-Méndez is a science artist and photographer. During college and her time as an academic tutor, a love for art, storytelling and photography was discovered. She now combines her experience in these fields to create science art sculptures, teach courses on the science/art to the community and offer scientists an artist’s perspective on how to clearly communicate their work to society.

Integrating science, art and the community to create lasting change is the fuel lighting Alicia’s passion for creativity driven education teaching & learning.

Alicia offers courses to help people better understand scientific concepts through projects like DNA earrings coded by color, atom necklaces that teach atomic numbers and other concepts in the sciences turned into art. These workshops are designed to teach a science lesson using multiple learning styles while simultaneously teaching students to create science-related artwork to better their understanding of the scientific concepts discussed. Currently courses cover topics in chemistry, microbiology and biology.

As a photographer, Alicia works to capture the little things we often miss in the busy day to day. Whether it is through a client session or a visual story of a piece of our world, each photo is carefully sought out and meant to convey the subject’s emotion or environment.

Alicia is currently based in Oregon and enjoys the outdoors with her two dogs.

Formal Education

Bachelor of Science

Psychology

Minor

Biology

Research Methods

Bachelor of Arts 

English Language

Minor

Children's Literature

Post-Baccalaureate

Biology

Chemistry

Awards & Publications

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  • National Arts Program Exhibitor - Raleigh, NC 2017

  • Visual Art Exchange Creativity Conference - Lighter Fluid Prize winner for speech on Science Art. 2016

  • SciRen Triangle - NC Museum of Natural Sciences - Poster Presentation Raleigh, NC 2015

  • NCSU Global Change Symposium: Poster Presentation - Raleigh, NC 2015

  • The Effects of Nutritional Knowledge on Food Choice in College Students. UNCC Undergraduate Journal of Psychology. Publication: Fall 2013

Fun Facts

  • Loves yoga and walking her dogs.
  • Favorite microbe is a T4 Bacteriophage virus.

  • Assistant taught first interdisciplinary science course at NCSU.

  • Obsessed with houseplants and succulents.

  • Taught science art at the NCSU Crafts Center for 3 years.

  • Science festivals are her jam.

  • Forages wild berries to make actual jam.

  • Co-admin of ASCI on facebook. Join us!

  • Favorite shape is an icosahedron 

  • East Coast native; West Coast settler 

  • ​Strut: A Runway Exhibit of Extreme Ornament 2019
  • Arts & STEM Expo- Research Triangle Park - Durham, NC 2018

  • Triangle Sci-Tech Expo 2017

  • NC Museum of Natural Science Girl's Camp Program 2017

  • Arts N’ STEM Expo - Research Triangle Park - Durham, NC 2017

  • NC Science Festival 2017

  • Arts N’ STEM Expo - Research Triangle Park - Durham, NC 2016

  • Triangle Sci-Tech Expo 2017

  • Visual Art Exchange Creativity Conference - Public speech on STEAM - Raleigh, NC 2016

  • SciTech NC Science Festival - NC Museum of Natural Sciences - Raleigh, NC 2016

  • “Going Beyond Show & Tell” - NCSU workshop for public engagement. Raleigh, NC 2016

Previous Exhibitions & Events

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