Brooke Benedix, she/her

Residency Program Manager

Brooke has been with ArtReach since 2015 when she started as a Teaching Artist. She believes her prior role as a Teaching Artist informs her current role and is dedicated to empowering our young artists and school communities in San Diego County. Growing up in a small town where there was little to no access to art education, Brooke saw at a young age the amount of missed opportunities for her and her peers to thrive creatively. Originally a theatre kid turned art historian and visual artist, Brooke received her BA in Art History from Humboldt State University in 2011 and realized quickly that she wanted to pursue a career in arts education. Brooke’s biggest aspiration is to provide students of San Diego with creative opportunities that allow them to unlock their artistic potential while stepping in the shoes of historical, modern, contemporary, local artists whose art and biographies reflect the identities and experiences our young people are living through. Brooke’s favorite response to hear from students creating is: “It’s like magic!”. In her spare time, Brooke likes to tap dance, roller skate, and obsess over her cat Little Edie.