Amanda Lovelee is an artist who works in civic systems as a translator between government and community, with the goal of building equitable places where everyone belongs. Lovelee the the parks ambassador for the Met Council and previously served as the Artist in Residence for the City of Saint Paul. The creative community engagement tools Lovelee has created have been replicated across the U.S. Lovelee holds an MFA in visual studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and BFA in photography from University of Hartford. Lovelee has received funding from ArtPlace America, Jerome Foundation, Knight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Salzburg Global Seminar, and the NEA. She is a McKnight Visual Artist Fellow and Design for Civic Change Fellow at the Center for Urban Pedagogy.