Kiera Cullen

(she/her)

Grant Writer + Coordinator

Kiera is very excited to be joining the Assemble team. She holds a master of the arts in International Policy and Development from Middlebury Institute of International Studies. There she focused on education and environmental policy. She assisted in teaching and designing courses such as Racism and Policy and Storytelling for Change. In 2020, she served a year as an English as a Second language instructor with Compass Americorps.  Kiera is passionate about developing safe learning environments so students can discover their learning style. In her free time Kiera enjoys hiking, embroidery, and reading stories from around the world. She is a proud cat mom to two lovely kitties, with hopes of fostering more soon.

Contact: kiera@assemblepgh.org

Devon Dill

(she/they)

In-House Programs Manager

Devon Dill is an artist and educator with a passion for community building, informal education, and making things. She holds an MFA in Photography from Parsons The New School for Design, and focuses on exploring the intersection of traditional craft and technology.  Her art incorporates a variety of media and thrives on change, which encourages her mission to be a life long learner. Her hope is to provide the tools for both young and old minds alike to take agency over their own learning experiences. In her free time Devon enjoys exploring the outdoors, riding her motorcycle, and cooking.

Contact: devon@assemblepgh.org

 

Evelyn Lienhard

(she/her)

Adult Learning Coordinator

Evelyn is a teaching artist with a love for community learning and material exploration. She grew up in Thousand Oaks, California, where she enjoyed hiking, climbing, and photography. From there, she lived in San Francisco for 4 years and then Chicago for 10 years. She moved to Pittsburgh in the fall of 2021, looking for a creative community and a city she could be inspired by. Evelyn has over 15 years of education experience both in and out of the classroom. She found her passion for teaching in after school programs, culminating in her class Origami Paper Jam, which she taught professionally for 5 years! Outside of Assemble, Evelyn is learning to dance, sing, and paint!

Contact: evelynl@assemblepgh.org

Ja’Sonta Roberts

(she/her)

Off-Site Programs Manager

Ja’Sonta Roberts is a dynamic individual with a rich tapestry of roles and passions. She is a mixed race African-American educator, program manager, performer, director, playwright, actor, advocate, mother, daughter, friend, partner, troublemaker, and agitator.Ja'Sonta photoJa’Sonta is a strong believer in equitable futures for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and DACS (Descendants ofAfricans, Caribbeans, and Afro-Latinxs) Descendants. Her educational background includes studying performance and education/child development at Point Park University in which she attended her Bachelors of Arts degree. Ja’Sonta’s boundless energy and dedication carry over to her work at Assemble.

Contact: jasonta@assemblepgh.org

 

Leah Lavrinc

(she/her)

Camp Coordinator

Leah Lavrinc is a teaching artist with an appreciation for community based learning. Her passion for teaching and learning derives from her love for experimenting with art supply. She has her degree in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a minor in studio arts focusing her coursework on sculpture and painting. As an artist Leah likes to find ways to repurpose recycled materials by promoting the idea that found objects can be used again. Her dream is to provide a fun, safe learning environment where all ages can create freely. When she isn’t teaching you can find her watching movies, playing with her cat Moxxie, or exploring the beautiful city of Pittsburgh.

Instagram: @leartlavrinc
Contact: leah@assemblepgh.org

Nina Barbuto

(she/they)

Executive Director

Nina’s passion for art, new media, and social learning led her to found Assemble, a community space for arts + technology, in 2011. On her own, Nina works in a variety of media including architecture, film, sound, and installation, often exploring the idea of recycling noise into a system or elevating the vernacular to the spectacular. Nina co-founded I Made It! Market in 2007. An idea based on urban acupuncture, this nomadic market partners with community, arts, and non-profit organizations to raise funds and awareness to assist in improving their communities while allowing local artists and crafters to sell their wares. Nina holds degrees in architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture and Carnegie Mellon University, where she is also adjunct faculty.

Contact: nina@assemblepgh.org

Tany Haynes

(she/her)

Afterschool Coordinator

Tany is a transplant to Pittsburgh and has lived here for 4 years.  She was born in  Massachusetts,  grew Tanyup in South Florida, and most recently moved from Buffalo, NY. While in Buffalo she ran an afterschool art program ( one she attended in her youth) and also received a degree in Fine Arts from The University of Buffalo. Her love is Art Education and working creatively with children. She has also studied various forms of dance throughout her school career including ballet, jazz, and modern.  Tany enjoys learning about all kinds of music, Djing dance parties, and practicing yoga. She is very excited to be a new member of the Assemble team!

Contact: tany@assemblepgh.org

Rosemary Erb

(she/her)

Assemble Teacher

Space holder, story teller, lover of nature. Rosemary comes to Assemble via the  coast and ocean of Maine. Full of a plethora of very odd information covering a wild and wide variety of subjects. I like to figure out the process by which something works and get super excited about sharing whatever I am doing with others at the time. I look forward to sharing and learning with the young Assemblers, along with my fellow teachers.

Email: rosemary@assemblepgh.org

Dale Gaddes

(she/her)

Marketing and Development Manager

Dale Crawford is passionate about all things STEAM and out-of-school-time education. She comes to Assemble with a background in environmental education, elementary education, marketing and development. Dale holds a Master’s Degree from Chatham University, and has worked in the nonprofit education field for over 10 years. She is so excited to join Assemble’s team as Marketing and Development Manager and to help spread the word about all of the amazing things the organization is doing in the Pittsburgh community! When Dale isn’t Assembling, she enjoys spending time outside, caring for her many houseplants, and hanging out with her family.

Contact: dale@assemblepgh.org

Iris Kang

Assemble Teacher

Iris Kang is an educator and a maker from Seoul, Korea. Iris holds a degree incognitive science with a media arts education concentration from Carnegie Mellon University. Combining their interest in art and education, Iris’s focus is on inclusive and culturally relevant learning in new media arts education. Outside of work, Iris spends their time going on walks, collecting sounds, crocheting, and cooking.

Email: iris@assemblepgh.org

Jenni Espinoza

(she/her)

Assemble Teacher

Jenni is a first generation student majoring in Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Alongside ADP, she is in the Combined Accelerated Jenni
Studies in Education (CASE) program. She is a tutor, member of Kappa Delta Pi, and member of the Latinx Student Association. Her hobbies include makeup artistry, watching TV, painting, and singing. Jenni began her time at ASSEMBLE in May of 2021 as part of the Browne Leadership Fellowship at Pitt. She couldn’t get enough and decided to apply to become an official Assembler. Jenni loves teaching, learning, and creating with the kiddos and the team!

Contact: jenni@assemblepgh.org

Alonso Diaz

(he/they)

Finance and Operations Manager

Alonso joins Assemble with a profound appreciation for the ability of arts and learning spaces to encourage comparative analysis, equitability, and justice. He has his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and hasdemonstrated a knack and a love for work in nonprofit management and helping teams make a difference in and outside of their workplace. He has worked in various fields including civil liberties, food justice, health and wellness, human rights, law, technology and more! Alonso loves animals, lore, music, travel, and catching up on current events.

Email: alonso@assemblepgh.org

Veronica Rae

(she/her)

Off-Site Programs Curriculum Coordinator

Veronica is a Garfield Native who started off at Assemble in 2011 as an afterschool student and went on to work at Assemble summer camps, Teens as Teachers, Hack the Future and more! She is also a proud teacher of the Afro-Veronica Rae
future curriculum. Veronica graduated from Barack Obama Academy of International Studies in 2019. Veronica is also a photographer who learned her digital and film skills at the Manchester Craftsmans Guild, she is now the owner of Veronica Rae Photography™, a Black Female Owned Photography service. Veronica also has received her RAMP certification. Veronica loves to create safe learning environments, seeing, all things STEAM, travel and caramel iced coffee!

Instagram: @pghphotos.vee
Facebook: Veronica Rae Photography
Phone: (412) 254-3778 (Text)
Email: veronica@assemblepgh.org

Khadijat Yussuff

(they/them)

Monthly Programs Coordinator

Khadijat photo

Khadijat Yussuff is an
immersive transmedia STEAM artist whose work centers on reimagining Web 3.0 in the context of indigenous cultures, and aims to marry their Yoruba origins with their love of mixed-reality technology while creating educational opportunities around both. Khadijat’s work has been shown thus far in Pittsburgh, NYC, Basel, & Portland, and they are currently pursuing a Master’s in Data Science from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Email: khadijat@assemblepgh.org

Thea Keene

(they/them)

Development Associate

Thea Keene is an artist and advocate for alternative education. She holds a BFA in Ceramics, with minors in Spanish and Psychology, from Montana thea keene photo State University. Thea is fiercely passionate about fostering community connections through art making and working to ensure spaces to create remain accessible to all. Outside of work, Thea is likely drinking a cup of tea, knitting, mountain biking, or working on her upcoming graphic novel.

Email: thea@assemblepgh.org

Instagram: @farrago_designs

Zim Syed

(he/him)

Offsite Teacher

Zim Syed is a Bangladeshi-American mixed-media artist. Zim was born in Atlanta and moved to the United Arab Emirates soon after. He spent his childhood between the USA, Bangladesh, and the UAE, and his upbringing and experiences as a Bangladeshi American have vastly shaped his life and work. Zim became involved in the local art scene while studying economics at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2020, Zim was the lead artist on the John Lewis Mural, located on Locust Street in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood, which promotes visual messages about police brutality, systemic racism, and gun violence. In 2021, he received a BIPOC Micro-Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation’s Center for Philanthropy. Zim is represented by BoxHeart Gallery in Bloomfield. Along with Brew House’s Distillery residency, Zim was also recently awarded the Radiant Hall x Boom Concepts residency.

Email: zim@assemblepgh.org

Sophia Bender

(she/her)

Offsite Program Coordinator

Sophia is a maker educator who loves all things geeky. She majored in English (fiction) Writing and Psychology at Pitt, and studied Learning Sciences for her Masters at Indiana University, Bloomington. There she developed a passion Picture of Sophia Bender for maker learning and discovered a new hobby–sewing  cosplay costumes!–that also has many educational implications. Since grad school, she has put into practice STEAM and maker learning in many settings both inside and outside of school. At Assemble, she hopes to help young makers develop agency, creativity, problem-solving and many other skills, so they can then go on to change the world!

Email: sophia@assemblepgh.org

Emily Paige Armstrong

(she/they)

Ramp Up Coordinator

Emily is a Pittsburgh based artist, educator and activist. They have a need to create in order to better understand their relationship with life and death, their body and identity, the earth and how they experience the world through a social justice, feminist and spiritual lens.They are involved within the Pittsburgh Arts Community, as a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and Redfishbowl Studios, a grassroots gallery based in Lawrenceville. They have worked as an educator & program coordinator at the Andy Warhol Museum, and they have exhibited work with a number of galleries and collectives on the east coast including McDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Emily Paige plans to obtain MFA to continue to teach and positively impact young queer artists, while consistently exploring their studio practice.

Email: emily@assemblepgh.org

Tatiana Krzesicki

(they/them)

Offsite Teacher

Tatiana is a local artist and maker with a background in environmental studies. They enjoy making sculptural jewelry out of a range of soft materials, using many different fiber arts. Their drawn artwork focuses on fantastical details of life just outside of view. In their work as an educator, they value adjusting to create new spaces for students to experience agency and confidence.

Email: tatiana@assemblepgh.org

Adachuwu Eke

Assemble Teacher

Ada is an educator who recently fell in love with Pittsburgh, but has lived all over the US after moving here from Nigeria as a child. Through a combination of education and travel, Ada became passionate about making science relatable and learning new niche hobbies. When they’re not untangling their latest fiber arts project, you can find Ada in the local library or making music with friends as they round out their gap year before medical school.

Email: ada@assemblepgh.org

Joee Yeager

(It/Ey/They)

Ramp Up Fellow

Joee Yeager is an artist with an interest in informal education and the exploration of self through making and has joined Assemble as a part of the Ramp Up Fellowship Program. Joee grew up in rural Western Pennsylvania and moved to the city to find acceptance and diversity after graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Joee has taught art to a diverse mix of people from being a crafts counselor in Colorado to teaching painting parties for Senior Citizens and it prizes helping others find joy and make memories through creation. Joee uses art as an exploration of identity and self. Through photography, painting, printmaking, and journaling they work to better express itself. Outside of work Joee can be found reading, writing, and going to concerts.

Email: joee@assemblepgh.org

Collin Wright

(He/Him)

Ramp Up Fellow

Collin is a software developer, educator, game designer, musician, and lifelong learner. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Montana State University, Collin is exploring ways to create collaborative teaching experiences using interactive and immersive technology. With a passion for all things science, and a newfound interest in lighting design, Collin is learning and teaching astronomy at Carnegie Science Center’s Buhl Planetarium. Outside of work, find Collin tinkering with game design, playing board games, practicing piano, and biking around Pittsburgh’s parks.

Email: collin@assemblepgh.org

Assemble Board of Directors


Katelynd Gibbons

(she/her)

Board President

Creative Services Director, Steel City Media

Katelynd Gibbons is the Creative Services Director for Steel City Media, a full-service marketing agency with offices in Pittsburgh and Kansas City. Her work in graphic design and digital storytelling has been featured in campaigns for both national brands and local businesses. A love for art and people are at the core of how she approaches her work. Katelynd holds a BA in Art History from Penn State University and a MA in Social Science from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In her free time, Katelynd enjoys DIY home projects and creative activities like painting, collage, and découpage. Most of all, she likes to spend time with her rambunctious cat, Miko.

Email: katelynd@assemblepgh.org

 

 

Phyllis Kim

(she/her)

Board Vice President

Architect at EwingCole

Phyllis Kim

Phyllis Kim is an architect in Pittsburgh. Her passion for community-engaged, public interest design finds expression in her work on theCarnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians, her programming GBBN’s Edge Gallery, and her contributions to GBBN’s Design Issues Series. With an expansive view of what design can do, Phyllis always seeks opportunities for designers to engage their communities. In addition to her work at GBBN, Phyllis is interested in teaching and mentoring young architects. A member of the National Organization of Minority Architects, she is part of the team that executes Project Pipeline, an architectural camp aimed at exposing architecture and design to minority students. She also is an adjunct faculty member Carnegie Mellon’s school of Architecture where she is an alumnus.

Email: phyllis@assemblepgh.org

Emily Farah

(she/her)

Board Member at Large

Senior Counsel for NiSource, Inc

Emily Farah is a lawyer, animal lover, and adventure-seeker. Emily studied journalism at Duquesne University and received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. At work, Emily is a regulatory attorney with a focus on pipeline safety. In her free time, Emily enjoys mentoring young adults, rock climbing, running, hiking, and snowboarding. Emily currently lives in Mount Washington with her dog (Zelda), cat (Frances Purrkins), and her most trusted ally/husband, Silas Russell.

Email: emilyf@assemblepgh.org

 

Liz Dewar

(they/them)

Board Secretary

Email: liz@assemblepgh.org

 

Brett Fulesday

(he/him)

Board Treasurer

For more than 20 years, Brett
has provided business-valuation services for individuals as well as public and privately held, early-stage and mature companies.  Approximately 10 years ago, feeling disconnected from the Greater Pittsburgh community, Brett joined a local Rotary Club.  He has prioritized nonprofit service since, with roles ranging from sounding board to board chair (including with Assemble in 2020 and 2021), all the while accumulating experiences on various committees–particularly, finance and governance.  He is equally happy to help and to learn.

Email: brett@assemblepgh.org

 

 

Samuel Rotellini

(he/him)

Development Committee Chair

Email: samuel@assemblepgh.org

 

Ashlee Freeman

(she/her)

DEIAJ Committee Chair

Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Psychology, Liberty University

Ashlee Freeman is a native of Ohi. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Management from Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. She earned her Master’s ofArts in Human Service Counseling with a concentration in Executive Leadership from Liberty University. Ashlee has supported several non-profits and higher education institutions targeting historically marginalized groups with the aim of providing equitable solutions. Her skill set includes strategic implementation, group therapy, social emotional learning, educator training and facilitation. Ashlee is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Liberty University. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., One of her career goals is to provide holistic solutions to students that target their physical, emotional, psychological, and social needs.

Email: ashlee@assemblepgh.org

Ellen Yates

(she/they)

Business Analyst & Project Manager, PwC

Ellen Yates

Ellen studied Writing and Urban Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and Sustainable Business Practices at Duquesne University. They’re developing a business plan for a human centered-design cooperative and paid apprenticeshipprogram, tentatively called Applied Arts and Sciences Co-op. They work as a business analyst and project manager in sales enablement at PwC. In 2022, they joined Assemble’s Board of Directors and began co-chairing the Information Management Committee. They live in Lawrenceville now and grew-up in State College, PA.

Email: ellen@assemblepgh.org

Elise Hawthorne

(she/her)

Information Management Chair

Product Manager, Amplify Education

Elise Hawthorne is a Product Manager at Amplify Education, where she works to build digital curriculum and learning tools for K-12 students and educators across the country. Elise is passionate about the intersections of education, technology, and creativity. Her prior work in education includes advising school districts and education technology organizations in technical strategies, and before that, leading a data team with KIPP NYC Public Schools. She is an alum of AmeriCorps and the Education Pioneers Fellowship, and holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Elise lives in Point Breeze with her husband, Samarth, and their two muppet-like dogs, Barry and Edie. In her free time, she loves reading and making pottery.

Email: elise@assemblepgh.org

 

 

Liz Keller

(she/her)

Associate Head of School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University

Liz Keller is the Associate Head of School in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously she has held positions as Director of Pre-College ArtPrograms at CMU and as the Director of Education at the Mattress Factory Museum. A lifelong Pittsburgher, she has dedicated her career to working with teaching artists and young people. Her current list of hobbies includes walking, reading, roller skating, and gardening. Liz lives in Millvale with her family.

Email: elizabethk@assemblepgh.org

Angelica Cooper

(she/her)

School Counselor, Pittsburgh Public Schools

Ms. Angelica Cooper is a School Counselor at Pittsburgh Public Schools. She started working in schools leading teen programming through community organizations such as the YWCA and Assemble. She eventually became a Substitute Teacher and Project Assistant before her current role. Born and raised in Pittsburgh she attended all Pittsburgh Public Schools and then on to Chatham College, and IUP for her Master’s degree. She proudly services on the board of directors for Assemble, East Liberty Family Health Care Center, and Cultivating Resilient Youth. She loves children and has a passion for promoting social, emotional, and mental health and wellness. She has 4 awesome children of her own. When she is not working she likes to spend her time with her family, going to the movies, going out to eat, playing games, spending time outdoors and traveling.

Email: angelica@assemblepgh.org

Kylie Seltzer

(she/her)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Carolina Public Humanities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kylie Seltzer is an architectural historian, educator, and community builder whose work focuses on creating a freer, more liberated society. Her research focuses on the ways that architecture was used as a tool to visualize racist theories for public and scientific audiences in nineteenth-century Paris. In her capacity as Postdoctoral Fellow, she is overseeing the launch of the Zietlow Civic and Community Engagement project, which focuses on connecting young people with their local communities and activating their unique potential to create change. The project prioritizes humanistic inquiry, participatory events, and innovative communications strategies. 

She is also a plant lover, fitness enthusiast, dedicated mother to two Shih Tzus – George Michael and Phil Collins – and an avid watercolorist.

Email: kylie@assemblepgh.org 

Hannah Moon

(she/her)

Assistant Vice President of Experience Architect, U.S. Bank

Hannah is a talented and driven Assistant Vice President of Experience Architect at U.S.Bank. Her background as a first-generation immigrant from South Korea has instilled in her a strong work ethic and a deep appreciation for the value of diversity and inclusivity. Her passion for math and science has enabled her to excel in her career, and she has a keen eye for detail and a natural talent for creating engaging and immersive experiences for customers.

But Hannah’s commitment to community extends beyond her work. She is deeply passionate about creating healthy and happy communities, and she frequently volunteers her time to help others. One of her favorite ways to show her love and support for those in need is by cooking for them, especially during difficult times.

In her personal life, Hannah has a love for trying new skincare products and writing reviews. She also takes great care in ensuring her friends’ skin and overall well-being. Her genuine concern for others is evident in everything she does, and her warm and welcoming personality makes her a joy to be around.

Email: hannah@assemblepgh.org 

Eanna Holton

(she/her)

Deeplocal

Eanna is a Kansas City, MO native who has called Pittsburgh home since 2008. With a background in makeup artistry, latex mask production, & small-run handmade manufacturing, Eanna is always picking up new skills from the talented people around her! For the last 5 years, she has worked at Deeplocal, a Sharpsburg based Creative Technology & Experiential Design Firm doing things ranging from hand painting 80 tweets on the Daytona 500 track to establishing & implementing DEIB practices as part of company culture and values. In her “spare time,” Eanna is training to become an amateur wrestler!

Email: eanna@assemblepgh.org 

Mercy Shitemi

(she/her)

Sr. IT Consultant Manager, Mobius Logic

Mercy is an IT Consultant Manager at Mobius Logic with a background in cloud architecture and engineering. She holds a master’s degree in information systems management from Duquesne University and a Bachelor’s degree in informatics from IUPUI. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workplace as well as in continuing education. Mercy has experience working in the nonprofit sector supporting business process improvements, end user education, transitions to modern workplace practices as well as diversity and inclusion policy making.

Mercy currently lives in Etna and in her free time enjoys upcycling furniture, photography, sewing and reading.

Email: mercy@assemblepgh.org 

Leslie Witt

(she/her)

Inside Sales Manager, Tri-State Capital Bank

Leslie is the manager of the inside sales team at Tri-State Capital Bank. Her team works with financial advisors across the country to acquire securities backed lines of credit for their clients. She holds a BS in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh. Leslie has extensive experience working for regional and national banks both on the client facing side and loan administration. She is excited to bring her knowledge to the finance committee. Leslie lives in the South Hills with her husband and is also an avid volleyball player, scuba diver, and hiker who knows how to live out of a backpack for multiple days.

Email: leslie@assemblepgh.org 

Janine Jelks-Seale

(she/her)

Director, Health Equity with UPMC Health Plan

Janine works on the cutting edge of a large-scale systemic effort to address legacy issues in health equity and disparity. Janine blends business, technical, and creative acumen and a talent for distilling complex concepts into plain language together to bridge the gaps between silos, lead problem-solving initiatives, and deliver results. She is an experienced professional with past roles within Fortune 500 firms, local and federal government, and local and national non-profit organizations.

Previously, Janine worked as a Research & Development Engineer for General Mills, Inc.—one of the largest consumer products manufacturers and marketers in the world with over 100 brands that you know and love. Her product development experience covered soup to nuts from product improvement and new product development roles supporting Progresso Soup to leading product R&D productivity efforts for Chex Mix, Bugles, and Gardetto’s brands.

Janine presently serves as a board member of Footbridge for Families—an organization assisting families facing short-term financial crises. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Pittsburgh’s urban and park landscapes through walking, running, cycling, and kayaking as well as supporting local theatre, comedy, and living artists.

Shelby Mastovich

(she/her)

Events Committee Chair

Founder & CEO, SeaShelby Boutique, LLC

Shelby Mastovich is the Founder & CEO of SeaShelby Boutique, LLC, an online sustainable fashion business keeping amazing clothes out of landfills. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. In her free time, she loves traveling, reading books, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with her rescue sharpei, Jimmy.

Email: shelby@assemblepgh.org 

Danica Phillips

(she/her)

Principal, sienna dawn media Integrated Marketing Agency

Danica is a marketing professional in Pittsburgh who wears many hats. Danica owns her own integrated marketing agency, specializing in providing social media and digital marketing support to creative business owners. She is the assistant director of communications for a local community development financial institution. Danica also serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Passionate about the creative community, Danica is always seeking opportunities to support Pittsburgh’s established and emerging art community. Danica holds two bachelor’s degrees from Florida State University and a master’s from Liberty University. In her free time, Danica enjoys running, biking, and spending time with her favorite artists–– her husband and three kids.

Email: danica@assemblepgh.org