Jeresneyka (Jeh-Reh-Snay-Kah) Rose, known as Rizzo, is a self-taught visual artist and community advocate who originates from Brooklyn, New York. The first-generation American was raised in Southeast Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Harrison District Two graduate has always had a natural knack for art, but rarely explored her talents. Throughout her flourishing adulthood, she rediscovered her love for art and began painting in May 2014. Amongst the plethora of inspiration in the world, she primarily draws inspiration from her Panamanian heritage, sexuality, pop-culture, community, and environmental influences. Her mediums of choice are acrylic paint and digital art. She is a painter, illustrator, designer, consultant, art instructor, and overall creative. Her latest passion project is a program she created called Pencils in the Park which is powered in partnership with Generation Wild of the Pikes Peak Region at The Catamount Institute. Pencils in the Park is a series of free kid-friendly art lessons that integrates nature and science while encouraging people to explore the outdoors. She has been featured in and hosted a plethora of events and exhibitions throughout the United States. She thrives off of allowing her creativity to be incorporated within community. Her main objective as an artist is to obtain a position where she can grow as an artist, support the community, and promote multiculturalism, diversity, inclusion, equality, and respect.