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Having published for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Elle, among others, Ankur can mentor on art direction, production, sales, budgeting, all with a focus on sustainable fashion.
Kishori is a seasoned producer and development executive, with most recent credit on the Peabody-winning Random Acts of Flyness. She can mentor on builder a career as a creative producer, for both film and TV content. She is a 2017 Cannes Producers Fellow, a 2017 Tribeca All Access grantee and contributor to Filmmaker Magazine.
Raj leads MoMA's year-round film exhibits, while also championing new artists through his involvement as jury for festivals like Sundance, SXSW, Gotham, as well as being a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Raj can mentor filmmakers on avenues to exhibit their works at industry-recognized platforms.
Misha is a queer Bengali director, writer, vocalist, and theater-maker. He is a Resident Artist at HERE Arts Center, member of BRIClab, and The Public Theater’s Devised Theater Working Group. With fellowships from Fulbright and Kundiman and global work experience, he can mentor on directing and writing plays, and creating experimental media works.
Subrata brings extensive experience working as an Executive Producer and Showrunner on unscripted documentary series. She oversees programming and development as EVP at VICE News, and has worked on the Emmy-winning VICE on HBO, Vice on Showtime, and Vice Investigates on Hulu. Subrata can mentor filmmakers and journalists interested in this area.
With credits on HBO, CBS and other platforms, Melanie can advise on producing, pitching and distributing self-created projects. As an actress, she can advise on navigating the business side of on-camera acting.
With experience working on a range of TV productions, as well as her own Apple-acquired feature, Minhal can mentor on TV writing and feature screenplays.
Anjali can mentor on working with design at the intersection of tech and social innovation: Behavioral Design, Systems Thinking, Artivism through Civic Media: eg. Visual Storytelling, Ethno Research and Data Visualization.
Dhiya can mentor on creative concepting, art direction, portfolio development, self-promotion, personal projects and navigating agency life vs brand-side (pulling from her experiences at both).
As a hybrid strategist, designer, and researcher, Neha uses these tools for a deep understanding of culture to create systemic change and develop more equitable futures for everyone. Her specialties include qualitative research, workshop design and facilitation, service design, organizational design, innovation brand and design strategy. She has worked at co:collective, 72andSunny, and has lectured at Parsons. She currently mentors at Built by Girls, and runs programming for Women in Innovation.
Myra can mentor on producing content for digital channels pulling from her extensive experience working as a photo and video journalist.
Badal can mentor on fundamental design elements, brand philosophy (beyond the logo), and working on self-initiated projects.
Having served as the Director of Design for ClassPass and Gin Lane, and now at Prose, she brings more than a decade worth of experience for mentoring on designing at all-size agencies, as well as strategies for working as a freelancer.
Saurabh can mentor on brand writing, narrative writing, finding your voice, and brand strategy. He specializes in Sustainability and the Impact sector — communication rooted in authenticity and purpose for new-age brands with a fresh voice, rather than advertising for big conglomerates.
Palika can mentor on navigating the human and immigrant rights space, and how to use film + photography for justice. She has worked with activists and organizers in New York, Ferguson, Cape Town and The West Bank to train people in advocacy and using media tools fight for systemic change.
Having worked with ACLU, Vera Institute of Justice, Amnesty International USA, and the City of New York, Sruthi can mentor on user experience, content strategy, and creative facilitation, and research in the lens of social impact.
Neena practices, teaches and writes about architecture. She can provide mentorship on architecture practice, design teaching, and writing in creative disciplines, as well as career shifts (she used to be a lawyer). Neena’s work has appeared Architectural Research Quarterly and International Journal of Education in Architecture and Design. She is currently writing a book about immigrants finding place. She is the Architecture Writing Fellow at The Cooper Union, and Part-time Faculty at Parsons and the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJIT)
Sumita is a multidisciplinary designer, with 10 years of experience in the fields of motion graphics and design. Sumita can mentor on creative concepting, art direction, motion/design fundamentals, and portfolio development.
Working with Vox.com’s video team, Ranjani focuses on the intersection of racial justice and historical analysis. With producing experience for Netflix, National Geographic, AlJazeera, Pro Publica, she can mentor on producing, writing, interviewing, and finding animated approaches to visuals.
Priya is a Director and Creative producer with global experience in creative strategy and content production. She has directed and produced narrative, social and live performance content for established and emerging artists at Vevo including Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Ella Mai and Yungblud. She most recently directed a music video for Anik Khan and was a contributing writer to The Good Immigrant USA. She can mentor on directing, content production and artist development.
With clients like Raveena, Rajakumari, and Anik Khan and features on Vogue & i-D, Reva can mentor on creative direction + styling at different scales, as well as the pre-production (budgeting, fashion pulls, moodboarding) and post-production (pitching, marketing) work that happens behind the scenes. Her work is focused on disrupting monolithic narratives and decolonizing the gaze through multi-disciplinary storytelling.
Arpita is the Artistic Director of Congressional Award winning Hypokrit Theatre Company. She’s developed work at WP Theater, the Public Theater, and Ma-Yi Theatre amongst others. To name a few, she is a 2019SDC Denham Fellow and 2019 – 2020 Sokoloff Creative Arts Fellow. She is an alumni of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and Arpita is currently the book writer for Monsoon Wedding musical. She is presently also developing a play with the Geffen theatre in LA.
Yashad is a director & executive producer of video at TechCrunch in San Francisco. He can mentor on virtual event production, editorial video journalism, asynchronous & remote creative work & building online communities. And he’s always happy to chat about increasing opportunity & diversity in tech, film/digital/mobile photography & filmmaking, consumer electronics & DTC brands and online gaming/VR experiences.
Ayesha is a Sri Lankan American documentary producer with experience in virtual reality, fiction and branded content. Most recently, Ayesha co-directed and produced Emmy Nominated virtual reality documentary “Traveling While Black”, which premiered at the 2019Sundance Film Festival. Ayesha can advise on creative producing, project development, budgeting and freelancing.
Anjali is currently a program manager at Reboot. She blends design strategy, research and project management to support community and user-driven change efforts. She also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at Parsons in the School of Constructed Environments and School of Design Strategies. Anjali can mentor on professional design industry assets like resumes and portfolios, and advice on career pivots.
As founder of The Violet Society, a career development program for female & non-binary people in tech or startups, Shriya can mentor on launching side projects, finding advisors, making revenue, and building high-impact companies.
Arpita can mentor on brand strategy and business scaling, specifically within social media marketing, partnerships, ad sales, and branding, for in house ad agencies and female-lifestyle publishers.
Nidhi works at the intersection of policy, research, and information design and can mentor on socio-political innovation, alternative research methods, and design thinking.
Ramya can mentor on designing a UX portfolio, creating a research plan, conceptualizing ideas though wireframes, and testing with prototypes.
Reshma can mentor on the craft of dance, acting and the performing arts. With experience opening for La La Land, touring with Madonna and Ricky Martin, among others, she can advise on working in commercials, tv and film, as well as live shows.
Having written for Mubi, Hyperallergic, Forbes, among others, Bedatri is a film and culture journalist. She can mentor on film criticism, as well as production, commissioning, and outreach for documentaries. She is an 2018 alum of the New York Film Festival Critics Academy, Sundance and a SXSW2020 Press Inclusion Initiative Fellow
Shravya’s work has been featured across NYTimes, Vogue, India, Fast Company to name a few, with work that explores themes of home, identity and personal space. She largely focuses on the intimate and interpersonal stories on POC and queer people. Shravya can mentor on finding, developing and photographing a story; pitching work and creating opportunities.
Vatsala can advise on cinematography, producing indie films, and freelancing. Her films have premiered at Sundance, Tribeca, and she’s shot for Netflix Originals, CBS, Tribeca Studios among platforms. Vatsala is also a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC).
Nandini can mentor on brand and digital marketing and advertising across tech, CPG, fashion and beauty industries.
Dipika can mentor on career path strategy, networking, and CPGadvertising and branding.
Shanthi can mentor on entrepreneurship in the startup space, focusing on marketing, communications, and brand strategy.
Amber can mentor on strategy and storytelling techniques for digital products, pulling from her experience in fashion tech and marketing.
Akansha can mentor on building a brand with a unique voice, and using tactical business strategies for organic growth.
Maryam can mentor on print design and illustration, designing for children’s books, and using UXfor engaging digital experiences.
Having performed at The Caveat NYC, Union Hall, The Tank, among others, Pooja can mentor on stand-up comedy, writing and similar creative pursuits.
Natasha can mentor on handling creative roles in a corporate setting, learning to self-advocate, navigating managerial positions, and presentation skills.
Shivani can mentor on navigating the modeling industry, and via her company, Live Shiv Media, advise on creative direction, diversity consultations, and brand development.
Shivani can mentor on product marketing, especially in B2Bsettings. For small businesses owners and entrepreneurs, Shivani can advice on operations and scaling techniques.
Brinda can mentor on dance technique, choreography, and designing for the intersection of social impact and the performing arts.
Heena can mentor performing artists on building their careers: advising on developing a showcase, booking performances or building a presence in the industry.
Payal can mentor on a range of creative approaches (art direction, strategic thinking, experience design) and why process is important.