Divena Ramessar

Community Fieldworker

Divena is is a first generation Guyanese American raised with a strong connection to her Guyanese heritage. She has been attending festivals, concerts, performances and community events since she was a child. Divena has become a tradition bearer in her own right, absorbing the sights of Guyanese culture; jewelry, clothing, household items etc. A visual artist in her own right, Divena is currently carrying out fieldwork in the Guyanese community of Schenectady and working as a teaching artist in the Schenectady School District.