I graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and a minor in Studio Art. While in DC, I spent time interning for WA State Senator Maria Cantwell and then went on to work at a top patent law firm before moving back to Seattle in 2016.
I live on Queen Anne, worksat Chihuly Garden and Glass where I served as the Chair of the Safety Committee.
I plan on launchsed my first art collection this winter while also pursuing a case against the Seattle Police Department pro se in the United States District Court of Western Washington in regards to an 2017 incident when I was assaulted by a group of men, then subsequently blamed by SPD for instigating the assault.
While attending Garfield High School, I volunteered for Team Read, a nonprofit organization that pairs high school students with 2nd & 3rd graders with reading & writing deficiencies. Though the elementary school I volunteered at was predominately white, nearly every student in the program was a minority.
Most students in the program came from low-income, single parent households or households where parents worked multiple jobs. The children explained to me how no one in their household was available to read with them, some students coming from families where English is a second language.
I also volunteered at the Seattle Art Museum as a member of its Teen Advisory Group, I noticed that the demographics of the museum’s local visitors didn’t accurately reflect the cultural and ethnical variation of Seattle & suggested that SAM expand its radius of advertising to include Seattle’s more diverse neighborhoods. The expanded advertising increased diversity and established a program to provide teens from all socioeconomic backgrounds with free art instruction to retain newly accumulated variation.
Isabelle Kerner LLC June 2018 - Present
Created and filed necessary documents for the sale and lease of art and art media materials: filed over 100 applications for Copyright independently with the U.S. Copyright Office, maintained the filing of initial reports, quarterly reports, and annual reports.
Banner & Witcoff, LTD. May 2016 - November 2016 - Worked as a domestic and international patent filing specialist: prepared, filed and managed patent applications and portfolios for multiple fortune 500 companies, advised attorneys on domestic and international laws, reviewed and statistically analyzed data on case outcomes.
Office of Maria Cantwell September to December 2015 - Worked as a legislative assistant: Analyzed mark-ups related to banking, housing, urban affairs, finance and small business senate committees, attended congressional hearings and briefings and prepared memos for Senator Cantwell specific to the above referenced senate and congressional committees.
Machine &Fabrication November 2012 - May 2014 -Worked as an accounting assistant: organized purchase orders, corresponded with partnered vendors, ensured payments were received within the 30 day period, submitted weekly check deposits for up to $500,000, organized weekly check runs, posted vendor invoices, edited punch-in hours for over 50 employees, filed, organized, and maintained records for all necessary financial and legal documents.
Chihuly Garden & Glass July 2017 to April 2019 -
Elected as Safety Committee Chair discuss neighborhood safety hazards and incident reports, set agenda for monthly meetings and coordinate locations, scheduling, and availability of staff members, compose detailed monthly reports documenting deficiencies and recommendations, submit purchase orders to vendors and assign billing codes to each department as necessary. Organize layouts for ongoing remodels, manage and plan reservations and coordinate scheduling of private events, implement innovative changes that reduce labor costs and increase overall revenue and profit.
American University August 2014 -May 2016 -
Graduated at age with a 3.8 GPA and a BA in political science and a minor in studio art.
American University Leonard Maurer Trust Award 2016 Awarded annually to an undergraduate fine arts student whose creative work is deemed outstanding by the faculty of the Department of Art.
Public Affairs & Advocacy Institute at American University January 2016 - May 2016
Worked in groups to lobby Congress against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on behalf of the AFL-CIO. Created a detailed data-driven report encompassing media, grassroots and grasstops advertising strategies, message development, and House and Senate targeting.
Seattle Art Museum January 2013 - June 2014 Served as a member of the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM) Teen Advisory Group (TAG): gave tours to up to 15 guests, created art activities that emphasize connections between exhibits and the Pacific Northwest, and developed an advertising plan to increase the scope of diversity amongst local visitors.
Team Read January 2012 - December 2012 -
Tutored second and third graders twice a week in reading, writing, and grammar.
Best of the Northwest Art Show March 2013 - Volunteered at the children’s art table and helped children use art products to create their own works of art.
Cornish Link Program 2012 - 2014 -
Participated in a public program at Cornish College of the Arts that teaches students both art and design techniques and provides them with the opportunity to receive instruction from local artists.
United States Congress Certificate of Special Recognition - 2013-
Rebel with a Cause Award - 2014
Wave Maker Award - 2015