Marilyn Rodriguez, Education Director

A longstanding resident of the Fairhill neighborhood in Philadelphia where Taller is, Rodriguez graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in 2008 with a degree in fine art and art education. Her thesis was on mental health and addiction. She is very proud of completing her degree while working full time and with her daughter. Rodriguez and her daughter got into Moore together. Her life is an example of overcoming obstacles and following your dreams at any age.

In 2016, she received her Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts degree with a Collegiate Certification, at Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland. She started her new position in Taller in September 2018 and is a committed social justice activist and artist.

In 2016, she received her Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts degree with a Collegiate Certification, at Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland

Her philosophy is simple:
“Artmaking can open doors to self-healing — more so, for those deemed as outcasts. Art is where we explore and learn new ideas. It is a visual language that both understands and communicates to all.”