Amanda Begaye is an aspiring artist who grew up in Meeker, Colorado. A rural northwestern town which takes pride in its strong sense of community. She found her calling with the help of her high school art teacher and was able to gain enough confidence to pursue her passion in the arts. She is currently attending the University of Colorado-Denver to obtain her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Painting and Drawing. Amanda was given the opportunity to participate in an internship program in collaboration with CAE. Through this time, she hopes to gain a better understanding of the arts as well as how it connects with the wonderful community surrounding the center.