visual artist, art educator, and interior designer, has lived and traveled throughout Senegal, Mexico, Central America, the United States, and Europe. Charles is fluent in Wolof (the national language of Senegal, West Africa), French, Spanish, and English. He earned a diploma in Fine Arts at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Senegal. While a student in Mexico, he earned a B.A. and a License in Conservation and Restoration of Museum artifacts at the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography (INAH) and completed a M.A. in Museology.
At the Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico (INAH), Charles was part of a team of museologists who developed a program to make art and art history accessible to children through games, plays, and guided tours. In San Francisco, he taught art workshops and classes in three-dimensional art such as toy making, mobile art, costume-making, props for plays, and masks at the Randall Museum, the Exploratorium, the MOMA, and in schools as an independent contractor, as well as through Young Audiences of the Bay Area. For the past 16 years, Charles worked with the SFUSD as a Spanish-Bilingual teacher.