For Nitashia Johnson MAT 15, her unfaltering belief in art and design education as a force for good comes from a lifetime of experience. Growing up in Dallas, TX apart from her parents, she dealt with poverty and transience in her home life—but also received invaluable support from a handful of arts-focused mentors.
First, a middle school teacher encouraged her to apply to a high school for emerging artists. Then the faculty there endorsed her college aspirations. Finally, her success at Texas Woman’s University inspired her to complete a master’s degree through RISD’s Teaching + Learning in Art + Design (TLAD) department, an experience that continues to drive her success and dedication to empowering others through creative expression.
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