B.A. Economics, City University of New York, Lehman College, June 2002.
Things Are Changing Productions, Brooklyn, New York, February 2006-Present
I Need Vid LLC, Brooklyn, New York, 2012-present provides video production services to small businesses
Dare to Dream Project, New York, New York, November 2007-Present
Serves as Director and lead media instructor for youth media program. Program teaches media literacy and documentary film making skills to junior and high school students in after-school setting. Since 2008, the program has been responsible for producing the Dare to Dream Media and Arts Festival for Immigrant Heritage Week.
Group Leader, Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, New York, New York,
Duties performed in an after-school setting include activity development, group management, homework help, conflict resolution, facilitating arts club, and supervision and safety during weekly field trips.
Diversity Consultant, Hire Disability Solutions, Brooklyn, New York, November 2004-January 2007.
Provided businesses with consulting services in diversity, disability training, and equal employment practices. Assisted with the production of job fairs, conferences, and special events for people with disabilities and Veterans, and attended and participated in major national conferences and events.
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), SESAC, Brooklyn Arts Council, Latin Entertainment & Media Commission
COMMITTEES, WORKSHOPS, TUTORIALS, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
Steering Committee Chair, The Dare to Dream Media Festival, Brooklyn, New York.
Workshop Facilitator, Copyrights and Music Licensing, November 2, 2007, New Children/New York, Brooklyn, New York.
Gratitude, Burning Man 2014, “Conscious Filmmaking” workshop
“Pintando Postales” (2009)
“Eyes of the Children” (2009)
“Middle School/Middle Passage (The Journey)” (2008)
“Voices of Dreamtown” (2007)
“Citizens of Nowhere” (2006)
“Citizens of Nowhere” (2007)
“The In List Podcast” (2006)
Synchronicity: Matter & Psyche Symposium “Time is Art” 2014 Trailer
Gratitude/Burning Man 2014 “Time is Art” 2014 Trailer + 8 min work in progress
“Bonfire Man” music video @ Radar Hamburg International Film Fest 2011
“Medicine Man” music video screened @ the International Film
Festival of Cinematic Arts
Video Production: Black Magic Cinema Camera, Cannon 5D/7D, Go Pro, Final Cut Pro X
Audio production: Logic Pro X
Assistive technology: TTY, JAWS, Zoom Text, iCommunicator, MAGic.
SPECIAL TRAINING/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Higher Expectations for Youth, “Getting Connected with Today’s Youth”, Winter, 2007, New York.
The After-School Corporation (TASC), “Laugh and Level with Me: Breaking Barriers, Tightening Teams, and Cultivating Caring Cooperative Communication”, November 1, 2007, New York.
The After-School Corporation (TASC), “Children for Children”, October 16, 2007, New York.
Video Pal Workshop, Red Hook Art Project 2014
AWARDS & GRANTS
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Fund for the Arts Grant (2007)
Children for Children Teacher’s Assistance Program Grant (2007)
Brooklyn Arts Council Regrant (2008)
Fund for the City of New York Incubator Grant (2009)
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