Monica Smart is the Summer Events Coordinator for the Fredericton Arts Alliance from June-August 2016, which means she coordinates the Artist in Residence program. She writes the press releases, takes the photographs, and puts this blog together. She was born and raised in Fredericton and studies Art History at Carleton University in Ottawa. This summer job has given Monica the opportunity to meet local artists and to take advantage of her photography hobby in a useful way. In the future, Monica plans to have a career in Heritage Conservation, looking after cultural and natural heritage. When she’s not at work, Monica enjoys hiking, adventuring, listening to music, and travelling.