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Emmanuel Garcia is the Mariposa Arts Coordinator and has worked with the program for 5 years, during which time they also taught Art, Poetry, and Hip Hop. They have a background in developmental psychology from UCSC, over 9 years of experience working in student-centered educational settings, and are committed to meeting the needs of the students, teachers, schools we serve. Mx. Garcia is also a professional artist, who has been drawing and writing poetry for 15 years. Their performance work has been featured in the Santa Cruz Hip Hop Festival, Salinas Movement Project Production, the Creativity and Justice Conference, and the Kinetic Poetic Project Slam, among others. They have also painted community murals in both Watsonville and Santa Cruz, and had their artwork exhibited at the Jingletown Artwalk, First Friday Santa Cruz, and the Museum of Art and History.