Art student Sayana drawing in the Danforth Art School

Sayana Medina-Carrasco '22

Studio Art

Sayana Medina-Carrasco

I came to Framingham State to learn how to be an art therapist because I aspire to help people with mental illness. I grew up with mental illness around me and I want to be able to help people who don’t know how to express themselves do so through art.

Although it is still early in my college career, I have found so many opportunities outside of the classroom that support my passion and goals. One example is my position as an office assistant at the Danforth, an art museum and school run by Framingham State and located within walking distance from campus. In my position I help with the day-to-day operations of the art school, which offers a variety of courses for everyone from early elementary-age children to adults.

I have already taken a number of art courses in drawing, art history, and digital tools for art, as well as psychology courses that will hopefully lead to a minor. These classes have helped reaffirm the path I have chosen for my studies.