“…an experience of realization”

LeeReyna Lopez Leyva, Class of 2012

LeeReyna Lopez Leyva

Hometown: Redfield, Iowa
Majors: Fine Arts and Arts Management
Internship: Dei Centre: for the study of contemporary African Art; Tesano, Accra, Ghana, Africa

“This internship impacted me in ways I could not imagine. While also having the opportunity to do this abroad, I gained experience in various aspects of a working art gallery. It was truly a great experience being immersed in a different culture and getting to know contemporary artists in Africa. The knowledge and experience that I gained surpasses the expectations that I had in a completely positive way. It is essential to have an internship while being in undergraduate school, because it will help a student open pathways and give them different perspectives on what their true passions are. It is an experience of realization.”