I have over 18 years experience in media and cultural philanthropy and am especially passionate about storytelling craft that expands beyond traditional dimensions. From 2009 to 2015 I served as executive director of Tribeca Film Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the Tribeca Film Festival that was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2002. I joined Tribeca in 2003 and was the creative force behind the development of TFI's signature programs.
I am especially proud of the work our TFI team did to support filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities and in forging new pathways for the support of interactive, multi-platform and participatory artists. This includes the TFI New Media Fund, the first-ever US-based fund for non-linear, non-fiction stories that activated audiences around issues of contemporary social justice and equality, and Tribeca All Access, a networking and grant program designed to support writers and directors from traditionally under-represented communities.
Prior to Tribeca, I worked in the programming department of HBO Documentary Films, and as programming director of the 2002 Newport International Film Festival. Prior to film and media, I worked in theater administration, including The Public Theater and New Dramatists, and as an assistant to actor Liev Schrieber.