Michelle Josey, Expressive Arts Intern & ESL Instructor

“Dr. Essex is a professor and mentor I’m fortunate to have. Her expertise in facilitating a learning environment that allows experience, open-ended growth of trust and competency on both the individual and group levels is uniform. She has taught me to stretch the boundary of current ideas and relations in the modern world, encouraged individual creativity and thought, and continues to have a high expectation for student self-autonomy in learning by doing and making a life for ourselves. I look forward to becoming a colleague in the future with her in supporting the art and health community.”