Fellow:Estrella Chinchay

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Estrella Chinchay
School (Cohort)
Utah Valley University (2023 cohort)
Majoring in
Art & Design, Photography
United States


Estrella is an undergraduate student pursuing a BFA in photography and a minor in creative writing. She attends Utah Valley University, serves as a Fellow for the UVU Center for Social Impact, and is a member of the School of Arts BIPOC Committee. She is passionate about social impact and making art accessible to her BIPOC community.

This year, she assisted her friends in a community initiative, R.E.C.CLAIM UTAH, to help QTBIWOC rest, heal, and experience joy through the outdoors in Utah County. This initiative was created during a design thinking competition at her university. After this, Estrella learned how impactful the design thinking process could be to her communities.



  • Published works in JSTAE, an art education journal, 2021.
  • Artwork in exhibition at Springville Museum of Art, 2021.


  • Poster session at Why it Matters International Conference, 2022.
  • Undergraduate research accepted into NCA Conference, 2023.
  • Undergraduate research presented at UVU SCULPT, 2023.

Community & University Works

  • Resource Development and Community Building Fellowship with UVU Center for Social Impact, 2023-24.
  • University Innovation Fellowship, 2023-24.
  • Project manager and team member with UVU Innovation Academy.
  • UVU School of Arts, BIPOC committee as the art and design representative.
  • Art liaison, project designer, strategist, and social media outreach for R.E.C.CLAIM Utah.

Social media profiles

Instagram: @estrellitart LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/estrella-chinchay-539566258/

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