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Central Ohio Student Advocates for the Arts (COSAA) is an organization committed to empowering students who are passionate about the arts across Ohio State’s campus. The mission of COSAA is to educate students about legislation and policy affecting the arts at the local, state, and national levels, unify and mobilize student advocates to bring about positive change in the arts community, and provide a platform for students to engage in critical debate of arts advocacy issues. Through activities, workshops, and yearly participation in the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) National Arts Advocacy Summit, COSAA aims to provide students with the skills and networks necessary for life-long careers as arts advocates. 

COSAA is operated by three representatives (President, Vice President, and Treasurer) under the supervision of Dr. Dana Carlisle Kletchka, COSAA’s faculty advisor. Keep an eye out for upcoming events by following @osucosaa on Instagram!

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COSAA Leadership

mallory petruci (Treasurer)

Mallory Petrucci is a graduate student who is pursuing her Master of Arts in Arts Policy and Administration. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Classics from Duquesne University, where she also received a certificate in Public History. Her research interests include art and privilege, integration and accessibility of museums, and nonprofit management.

Morgan mcdonald (Vice President) 

Morgan is a graduate student in the MA Art Education Program. She previously served as NAEA Ohio State Chapter’s co-president, mentored at Columbus Museum of Art, worked as PR intern at a local gallery, and has shown in galleries and exhibits across Columbus. Her passions and interests in Art and Education include Social Emotional Learning, Teaching for Artistic Behavior, Student Centered Curriculum, Trauma Informed Care, and Exploratory Learning.

terrena conson (President)

Terrena is a graduate student in the MA Art Education program. She has taught students with (dis)abilities and K-12 art education for over sixteen years. Her research and professional interests include arts integration, reflective practices, collaboration, and arts advocacy within the military family community. She recently moved to Ohio from Colorado with her husband and their teenage son.