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Melissa Alexander has served on the TransOhio Board since 2009. She has been involved in the planning and/or speaking at every Symposium since it began in 2008 and in the development of TransOhio’s Free Legal Clinics and Financial Assistance programs. Her primary focus, before assuming the Co-Chair position, has been on development and planning of the annual symposium, speaking and presenting workshops for various groups and agencies and with the development of the organization’s non-profit status and the 501(c) (3) status. Melissa Alexander is employed as an Instructor teaching business law and employment law, ethics and professional development courses. Prior to her work as an Instructor, she was the owner and operator of small business where she worked as a meeting planner and she received her CMP designation in 2008 from the Convention Industry Council. Melissa Alexander also was a partner in a law firm where she practiced law for over twenty years with a particular focus on employment law. She has a B.A degree cum laude in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy from Northern Kentucky University, a degree in Theology from the University of the South and her law degree from West Virginia University. Melissa Alexander is married to her partner Paula. Melissa Alexander began working in ceramic arts in 2015.
Time: 11Am – 12PM
Overview of transgender and gender non-binary artists. Overview of my “experiences” in art art as an healing and creative outlet. The basics of clay and connection to earth. The essentials of beginning clay hand building techniques – coil and pinch. Making of simple coil or pinch pots. Basic painting, under-glazing, and glazing techniques for clay.