Iman Seale was born in central Florida where she developed an interest in the arts at an early age. After relocating to California in 2013, she studied studio art at Mission College before transferring to UC Davis to pursue a BA in Art History. Now a graduate student, Iman’s academic focus is the unique visual culture of the Swahili coast and how it was impacted by its interactions with the Islamic world. During her time at Davis, Iman has explored different areas of work in the arts through internships at the Pence Gallery and Manetti Shrem Museum. Ultimately, she hopes to continue her education through a doctorate degree, teach at the university level and, with some luck, open up more conversations regarding the study and significance of non-Western art along the way.