Curriculum Vitae

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

·       Panelist. Mid-Large Organizations, NALAC Fund for the Arts Grants, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, 2018.

·       Jury Member. NY Short Films, NewFest, 2018.

·       Jury Member. Short Documentaries, New Orleans Film Festival, 2018.

·       Assistant Programmer. Tribeca Film Festival, New York, August 2018-Present.

·       Participant. Civic SeminaryCitizen University, Seattle, WA, July 2018.

·       Producer. North By Current (DIR: Madsen Minax, in-production), New York, July 2018-Present.

·       Selection Committee Member.  Race Flicks, Facing Race 2018, Detroit, MI, November 2018.

·       Co-Facilitator (with Ela Troyano).  "Strategies for Self-Advocacy," Creative Capital, New York, May 2018. 

·       Committee Member.  Individual Artist Support, Grantmakers in the Arts, New York, Spring 2018.

·       Selection Committee Member.  Soros Equality FellowshipOpen Society Foundations, New York, Spring 2018.

·       Mentor. Board, Detroit Narrative Agency, Detroit, MI, November 2017-June 2018

·       Member. Board, Working Films, Wilmington, NC, Spring 2017- Present.

·      Selection Committee Member.  Moving Walls 24. Open Society Foundations, New York, Spring 2017.

·      Participant.  Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp for Artists of Color. New York Foundation for the Arts, Spring 2017.

·      Pre-screener. Tribeca Film Festival, New York, October 2016-March 2017.    

·       Member. Community Funding Committee. North Star Fund, New York, Spring 2015 and Spring 2018.

·       Producer (Distribution and Outreach). Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger (DIR: Sam Feder), 2014.

·       Reviewer. Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York City, 2014

·       Jury Member. Experimental short films, New Orleans Film Festival, 2013

 ·      Reader. Words in the World (Combatant Status Review Tribunals pp. 00295-003064: a public reading), Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012

·       Producer. Article of Faith (DIR: Christina Antonakos-Wallace),  2011.

·       Guest blogger. Branchage International Film Festival, Jersey Island, U.K., 2011

·       Jury Member. Narrative and documentary features. Asian American International Film Festival, New York City. 2009, 2010

·       Reviewer. Tribeca All Access, New York City. 2009–11

·       Advisor. Cinereach Reach Fellows, New York City. 2008, 2009

·       Pre-screener. P.O.V., New York, July-September 2008

·       First-read Committee. North Star Fund, New York, Fall 2008

·       Curator. Filmmakers Showcase. Dyke TV, New York City. 2005-06

·       Production Assistant. La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul (2007, DIR: Ela Troyano), New York City. 2003–04

·       Guest Programmer, MIX NYC, New York City. 2003

·       International Programs Coordinator. MIX NYC, New York City. 2002

·       Member. Screening Committee, NewFest, New York City. 1999 and 2000

·       Moderator. Panel examining the future of feminist art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, July 2007

·       Moderator. Q-Me 2006, New York, March 2006

·       Programming Committee. MIX NYC, New York City. 2003

·       International Programs Coordinator. MIX NYC, New York City. 2002

·       Volunteer Coordinator. MIX NYC, New York City. 2002

·       Shorts Screening Committee. NewFest, New York City, 1999 and 2000

 

SELECTED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

·     "The Art of Protest: Art and Scholarship as Political Resistance,"Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, June 2018

·     “Making Queer Documentary," UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY, May 2017

·       “Safe(r),” SOHO20, Brooklyn, NY, August 2016

·       Resolution 3, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, October 2008  

·       “Q + Me: A Fierce and Questioning Asian America,” Museum of the Chinese in the Americas, New York, NY, March 2008  

·       “Examining Visibilities: Queer Visual Culture in the New Millennium” (as co-moderator), Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, March 2006

·       “NYC Feminist Independent Media,” NYC Grassroots Media Conference, The New School, New York, February 2006

·       “Queer Asians and Independent Media,” Q-Wave, City University of New York, September 2005

·       Visiting Artist, Macalester College, Minneapolis, MN, October 2004

·       Flaming Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN, May 2004

·       “Queer Cinema” course. Instructor: Markie Hancock, The New School, New York, June 2003

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

 ·      Program Associate, Central America and U.S. Southeast Regions, FOUNDATION FOR A JUST SOCIETY, New York City, June 2018-Present

·     Program Coordinator, Philanthropy, THE ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION, New York City, September 2014-May 2018

·       Exhibition Coordinator, Documentary Photography Project, OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS, New York City, March 2012 – August 2013

·       Filmmaker Services Manager, ARTS ENGINE, INC., New York City, January 2008 – February 2012

·       Media Educator, GLOBAL ACTION PROJECT, New York City, October 2007 – January 2008

 

SKILLS 

·       Bilingual in Spanish and English

·       Platforms: Salesforce, Submittable, ZOOM, Skype, AnyMeeting, Google Docs

 

EDUCATION 

·       CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit, New York City, 2018

·       Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification, Red Cross, New York, 2018

·       Fundamentals of Facilitation for Racial Justice Work, Interaction Institute for Social Change, New York City, 2018

·       Language Justice Interpreter Training, Audre Lorde Project, New York City, 2017

·       Yoga teacher certification, Yoga Vida, New York City, 2012

·       M.A., Media Studies, New School for Social Research, New York City, 1999

·       B.A., Studio Art, University of California, Irvine, 1994

·       High School, La Moderna, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1994