Meet Our Students

Meet Our Students

Students in the MFA in Arts Leadership program work across arts disciplines and in a wide variety of capacities. Many are working artists and infuse their studies with their practices.

photo of Adetola Abatan with a collage of a woman underwater with sheet music wrapping around her

Adetola Abatan, MFA '22

She is a chemical engineer who recently rediscovered her artistic side as a collage artist. She primarily works with paper and fabric to explore ideas of being, becoming and belonging.

Samantha Anderson with painted wall in background

Samantha Anderson, MFA '22

Having grown up as a singer, performer, and lover of theatre, after four years at Oklahoma State University, Samantha decided to completely change her career path to reflect her passion and desire to advocate for the arts. 

Leah St Lawrence wearing virtual reality headset with blue background

Leah St Lawrence, MFA '22

Leah is an art critic, new media curator, NewHive advocate, and chair enthusiast. St. Lawrence writes about and curates contemporary new media, digital interaction, and online engagement—specifically related to political/social/LGBTQI issues.