One thing I know for certain, when you put your work in Shilo's hands you can be sure she's going to bring out the best in you. I learned this when she took on the challenge of editing my poetry book “Love is the Question & Answer”. As a result of her high expectations and thoughtful questions, the book has a structure and a framework that has cohesive flow.
I watched her do the same thing with formerly incarcerated youth. Ask any of them if they thought they would be able to produce a program of poetry and graphics for the stage at Media Lab at M.I.T. before they met her.
Shilo Kuriakose is the founder of ARTHAmetric, LLC.
She has worked with numerous individuals, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions and small businesses on strategic planning, resource development and growth. Shilo began ARTHAmetric with to build bridges between sectors; to ELEVATE WELLTH and WEALTH. She has cultivated a diverse portfolio of clients each with their own unique mission and definitions and measurements of success.
Before starting ARTHAmetric LLC, Shilo worked as Director at Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)—New England’s largest and oldest anti-poverty organization. At ABCD she developed and sustained programs such as Second Chance @ Success for adjudicated youth and Financial Literacy and Asset Management for residents with the least resources, while also organizing individuals and communities to be agents of social and institutional change.
Shilo advocates for the arts as a tool for positive self-expression, empowerment and achievement towards economic and financial freedom. At the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Shilo cultivates the creative energy of youth and young adults towards making art more accessible for everyone. She recently curated and exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston with the theme of "home" and titled HOMiE: In Our Eyes.
Shilo has produced theatre in the U.S., Europe and Asia including theatre to raise awareness around America's prison crisis. Shilo has contributed to numerous publications including co-editing “Life, Rhymes, & Human Rights: A Second Chance at Success Anthology” with Bryonn Bain and provided editing, creative support and design for “Love is the Question & the Answer” a book of poetry by Mel King.
She always seeks spaces to write and share poetry—her first love–and to work for her communit(ies). Shilo has a B.A in both Economics and Psychology from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University.