Verneda Lights is a visual artist/ photographer and griot of the Gullahgeechee Nation, located in South Carolina's Low Country, USA. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (AB, History, 1974), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (MD, 1978), and Strayer University (MBA, 2010). She also holds a certificate in International Arts Management from the International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management at Deusto University School of Business, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, and Guggenheim Museum (2017, Bilbao, Spain). In addition to her career as an artist, Verneda is founder and CEO of E-graphX Omnimedia, a design firm and business consultancy located in Port Royal, SC. In 2017, several of Verneda’s art works were shown at the Whitney Biennial (Occupy Museums' group exhibit, NYC, NY ), Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), and City Gallery (Charleston, SC). This year, her work was published by several nationally distributed art/ literary magazines.