From 2016-2020 I helped lead Shared_Studios, a global public art initiative that connects people around the globe through real-time video technology. Visitors step inside a gold-painted, converted shipping container or other structure and come face-to-face with someone somewhere else around the world, and can speak to each other as if you’re standing in the same space. 

Programs we developed include connections between the Prime Minister of Iraq and Iraqi refugee youth; artist Titus Kaphar collaborating with visual artists in Tehran; connecting legislators in Washington, D.C. with impacted communities across the country prior to a vote on a related bill; and connecting cancer survivors in Gaza with President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. As Chief Operating Officer and Director of Global Engagement I managed all logistics and global programs. 

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