Education

Fulbright Grant

Fine Arts. India, 2005. Created artwork & participated in gallery exhibitions, panels, lectures, and community activities.

Rhode Island School of Design

Masters of Fine Arts, Painting. 2003-2005. Teaching Certificate I (Emphasis On Collegiate Teaching), Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University.

Amherst College

Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in English & Fine Arts. 1997-2001. Graduated summa cum laude.

Work

Mission Investors Exchange

Vice President, Knowledge & Communications. Present. Mission Investors Exchange is the leading network of foundations engaged in building the field of impact investing.

Various

Consultant, Open Society Foundations, Asian American Arts Alliance, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and others. 2017. Served as a consultant in communications, website design, research writing, survey and workshop development, and more.

JUST Capital

Director, Public Engagement/Communications. 2016. JUST Capital (justcapital.com) is a nonprofit that measures how the largest publicly traded companies in the US perform on the things that matter most to the American public.

Nonprofit Finance Fund

 Director, Knowledge & Communications. 2008-2015. (Promoted: Sr. Associate, to Mgr., to Assoc. Dir., to Dir. NFF (nff.org) is a nonprofit community development bank and consultant dedicated to improving how money is given and used to achieve social impact. 

LaPlaca Cohen

Copywriter. 2007. An advertising and marketing firm for leading US cultural institutions, including The Met, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and more.

Rhode Island School of Design Instructor of Record and Writing Tutor (Writing Center); Instructor of Record and Teaching Assistant (Painting Department). 2003-2005.
Executive Media Corporation Journalist/Staff Writer. 2003. Business/Trade Magazines.
Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance Americorps Vista Volunteer. 2002. A coalition of housing and shelter organizations addressing systemic challenges and policy at the state level.

 

Honors

Fulbright Board

Board, Greater NY Fulbright Alumni Association.

Lectures / Presentations

Games for Change Festival: Presenter on measuring impact in games
Nonprofit Finance Fund: Webinars on Nonprofit Trends (Annual Survey Findings)
Fulbright Sponsored Panel: Quantifying the Impact of the Arts
Panel discussions and/or lectures sponsored by organizations including the Asian American Studies Institute, Chennai Museum (India), India Habitat Center (India).

Exhibitions (sample)

  • Brooklyn Museum,
  • Dumbo Arts Festival,
  • Digital Games Research Conference,
  • India Habitat Center (India),
  • Gallery Espace (India),
  • Higher Bridges Gallery (Ireland).

Awards/Citations

  • SXSW ECO Place by Design Award Finalist, 2nd Place winner (2016)
  • Pushcart Prize Nominee (2015) for collaborative short fiction
  • Queens Council on the Arts Commissioing Grant for public Art
  • By-lines in Chronicle of Philanthropy, Philanthropy NorthWest Blog, JUST Matters; mentions in articles by art historian Joyce Brodsky and in media including the Times of India and Asian Age.

 

Additional Publication Samples

Design + Writing 

Design + Editing