I am Founding Director of 72U, 72andSunny’s creative residency program, a 12 week program designed to take participants to the next level creatively and professionally while making things that matter in culture. I am a recognized thought-leader and international speaker on the topics of creativity, collaboration and talent development. During my tenure at 72U, I curated and led 11 multidisciplinary teams.
My passion is defining opportunities that allow collaboration between emerging artists, nonprofits and corporations. I have experience Creative Directing work across a plethora of mediums from documentary film, product design, interactive art, experiential events, street art and public space. I love venturing into the unknown; whether that's working in a new medium or with a new team. I have a knack for attracting talent, inspiring collaboration and coaching individuals towards their dream job. Between my current role and previous roles I’ve coached hundreds of people toward their dream job in the creative industries.
I’ve been recognized as one of Adweek's 30 Star Players at US Agencies 2015, featured on the Drum's Exceptional Women Out West podcast, Innovation Crush podcast and highlighted as the cover story for the October 2016 issue of Playa Vista Direct Magazine.
My work has been featured in: Mashable, Fast.Co.Create, NOTCOT, psfk, Esquire, LA Weekly, Little Black Book, Huffington Post, Creativity, Mediapost and Adweek.
Specialties: creative collaboration, nurturing creative talent, curating multidisciplinary teams, team development, experience design, program development.