Vita is a resident of Germantown and is an arts administrator, educator, and visual artist. Vita received a BA in Fine Arts from Haverford College and an MFA in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been an art educator for nearly two decades. Vita began her teaching career as the Photography Teacher at Germantown Friends School, taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Haverford College, and was an Adjunct Professor at numerous academic institutions including Moore College of Art and Design, Monmouth University, Arcadia University, and Stockton University. Most recently, Vita was the Director of Education at Fleisher Art Memorial, a community school of the visual arts, where she oversaw the design and implementation of adult and youth programs serving more than 5,000 students each year. At Fleisher, she also developed and led a creative aging initiative to serve Latinx older adults in South Philadelphia with funding from the National Guild for Community Arts Education and the PA Council for the Arts. Vita believes that art is a human right and creativity is an innate force anyone can tap into. She has been moved and inspired by the transformative and healing power of art education that she sees making a difference in the lives of students of all ages. In her free time, Vita tends to Pastorius Community Gardens, partnering with Germantown Men Who Care, Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust, local artists, and community members to develop a shared green space on a vacant lot in Germantown. On Sunday mornings, you can find her at the Wissahickon Park, taking long hikes with her dogs, Buddha and Bella.