Shawna is an independent artist, photographer and creative professional. She left Montreal in 2009 to live in Mexico City where she has developed and contributed to numerous cultural and educational projects. Her work with Casa de Artes y Circo, an independent center she co-founded and has co-directed since 2010 has received two important grants for its interdisciplinary arts program. Her video art and photography have been recognized internationally. Currently, in addition to creative work and personal artistic projects, she is working towards a graduate diploma in art therapy with the Canadian International Institute for Art Therapy and researching in the area of cognitive neuroscience.and communication.