Shanti Duval is a web-savvy organizer and coordinator who is passionate about giving back to Taos, making a stronger, more empowered community. She began her AmeriCorps Vista service in 2017 at The Paseo - Taos where she works as a Project Coordinator for their Education / Partnership Outreach. The Education Outreach is built around the The PASEO Festival and its visiting artists, bringing local, national and international artists into the schools and as well as bringing students to the festival for engaging STEAM experiences such as classroom workshops, online curriculum tools, artist talks or internship opportunities. Her skills are used to connect local organizations and youth to the global art and tech communities while maintaining and encouraging traditional practices within Northern New Mexico. She graduated with a BA with a double major in Anthropology and Public Health from Beloit College, with a minor in computer science, providing much insight into working with communities and how to effectively support their long term health and success by simply providing access to the public.