Paula Meninato is a Philadelphia-based artist and activist. She graduated from Tyler School of Art with a BFA in Painting, academic honors, and a presidential scholarship. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries, including the Embassy of Argentina in Washington DC, Georgian Court University, The National Real Estate Gallery, Tyler School of Art, and the Da Vinci Art Alliance. Her paintings and drawings serve to address the complexity behind political issues through personal perspectives, with her current body of work focusing on animal ethics. Over the past ten years, Meninato has organized political events, including conferences and marches, for a variety of causes – including but not limited to animal rights, immigrant rights, LGBT rights, student debt, the anti-war movement, and the Bernie Sanders campaign. She worked as the Civic Engagement Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition during the 2016 election. During the past year, she has given over 200 presentations to over 5,000 attendees on a diverse set of topics, including animal rights, immigrant rights, civic engagement, organizing, and creative activism. She is currently enrolled at the Masters of Arts program at Plymouth College of Art, where she will continue to develop her body of work and her research on creative activism.