Jacina is a curator, educator, and artist researcher. In the past decade, she has worked in hybrid cultural and learning environments to vision, develop, and deliver a diverse range of interdisciplinary engagement programs, via a highly collaborative, networked and site-responsive process.
From 2012 to 2017, Jacina worked at The Cube Queensland University of Technology, establishing and pioneering the development of STEAM education for school and university students, educators and pre-service teachers. This program involves key collaborations with local, national and international organisations. Her thesis proposes a pedagogical framework for STEAM engagement informed by her practice at The Cube and research of leading North American exponents.
She has worked in public program development at the Ipswich Art Gallery and Creative Industries Precinct, gallery management at Jan Murphy Gallery, and was advisor to the inaugural Make Nice un-conference at the 2016 VIVID Festival. Most recently, Jacina was Curator (Talks & Ideas) for Robotronica, project lead for the Guerrilla Knowledge Unit (a plug-in to the Ars Electronica Futurelab Academy), sessional academic in the Creative Industries Faculty, QUT, and operates as a freelance consultant in art/science/tech learning and community engagement.
Jacina is a current PhD candidate in the school of Design & Creative Practice at RMIT, Melbourne.