lauraberth lima is a lens-based visual artist born in the Cape Verde Island of Sao Vicente, West Africa in 1987. She immigrated with her Father, Mother, and two older sisters to Rhode Island where she was educated. lima was very active in the community at a young age. Her commitment to community service, the Pawtucket School Committee (as a student liaison), the Rhode Island Special Olympics and involvement with the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket landed her the title of 2005 Youth of the Year for the state of Rhode Island. Awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship to attend Providence College, lima earned her Bachelors Degree in Sociology, with a minor in Black Studies. While attending college in Rhode Island, lima worked as the Education Director for the Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester, MA. During her time there, she designed and implemented innovative programming, oversaw the learning center and organized events for the community. lima moved to NYC in 2009 to purse fine art and a career in museum education. She completed an MFA in Photography, Video and Related media at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and merged her passion for education and art. lima is currently the Interim Family Programs Coordinator at the Brooklyn Museum, a founding member and wellness coordinator for the Love Yourself Project, and a Teaching Artist for the Healing Arts Initiate. lima also creates and performs in the band Pink & Blue. lauraberth lima is a working Artist, Educator, Curator, Dancer, Communicator, Sister, Daughter, Friend, and lover. lauraberth lima seeks to preserve and propel Cape Verdean culture though her fine art practice.