Student Project Assistant, 2018-20
Anneke Karreman grew up on Bainbridge Island and loves to explore the Seattle area. Over the past years, she has observed homelessness mature into a multifaceted crisis. It is important to her that everyone has equal opportunity to security and happiness. Anneke believes everyone should be empowered to become their own advocate and be able to access resources effectively. She has volunteered in literacy and mentorship programs at elementary schools in Washington, D.C. and Seattle.
As a double major in Public Affairs and Digital Design at Seattle University, Anneke brings experience in both community outreach and artistic expression. At George Washington University, she worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum as an Art a la Carte presenter, educating visitors on various gallery exhibitions. Similarly, at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA), she led public arts projects to engage visitors. This past summer (2018) as an intern at BIMA, Anneke combined her art and public affairs backgrounds to research best practices and curate promotional materials to advance BIMA’s teen involvement initiative.
Anneke is excited to bring her creativity and outreach experience to challenge negative stereotypes of people who experience homelessness and promote their well-being.