Kimberly O’Keeffe is the Local Arts Advancement Intern at Americans for the Arts, focusing on public art and community-based design. During her time in Washington DC, Kimberly has researched alternative fundraising outlets and public art programs across the country. She is drawn to public art as it is a way to engage communities, to promote dialogue, and to humanize the built environment. A native of New York, Kimberly has previously worked at the Brooklyn Music School in the Development Department and at Columbia University as a Teaching Assistant for an urban design course. An avid singer and novice pianist, Kimberly found strong communities through the arts and is passionate about creating opportunities for all people to have a similar experience. Kimberly received her BA of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia School of Architecture.