Jacina is an artist-curator, educator, and researcher. In the past decade, she has worked in hybrid cultural and informal 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 (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Maths) education for school and university students, educators and pre-service teachers. This program involved key collaborations with local, national and international organisations. Her (Masters) thesis proposes a pedagogical framework for STEAM engagement informed by her practice at The Cube and research of leading North American exponents, and was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award.
She has worked in public program development at the Ipswich Art Gallery and Creative Industries Precinct, collaborative learning space design and strategy, gallery management at Jan Murphy Gallery, and was advisor to the inaugural Make Nice un-conference at VIVID Festival. Most recently, Jacina was curator (talks and ideas) for Robotronica (Brisbane); project lead and founding member of the Guerrilla Knowledge Unit (Brisbane, Linz); guest facilitator of the Future Innovators Summit (Ars Electronica Tokyo Initiative); and co-curator of the provocation, Curating In The Age of Automation (Doing Digital Methods: Interdisciplinary Interventions, RMIT & Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto).
In 2018, Jacina commenced her PhD in the College of Design & Social Context, at RMIT University. Her PhD is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, and explores transdisciplinary configurations and conditions for knowledge transmission, access, and production.
Jacina is currently living and working in Kulin Country (Melbourne), Australia.