Stuart M. Benkert
Interim Executive Director for the Arts
Arts Outreach & Engagement
Amy Sawyers-Williams joined the Arts NC State team as coordinator of Arts Outreach & Engagement in the fall of 2013. She oversees projects that engage students, faculty staff, and the community with Arts NC State’s fantastic programs, including the Curricular Connections Guide, Student Art Sale, Student Art Awards, information fairs, student interns, and more. Prior to working with Arts NC State, Amy lived in New York where she earned her MA in Applied Theatre. And before that, she worked as a student program advisor at the Wisconsin Union at UW Madison. In addition to her arts administrative work, Amy has a background in theatre and improvisation and can be found teaching improv workshops around campus, or performing with Mettlesome. Please contact her with any engagement ideas or questions.
Christy Rain serves as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director as well as coordinates several Arts NC State projects and events.
Originally from Minnesota, Christy earned her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. She enjoyed her past work at several non-profits, such as Legal Aid and The Carying Place. and various communications/writing jobs.