Leia Alex

Approved Candidate (What is this?)
Creative thinker interested in the arts, international cultural exchange, and nonprofits.
Current Hiring Status
Actively interviewing
Areas Of Expertise
Arts and Photography Community Engagement and Outreach Program Management
Experience
San Francisco Playhouse
Scenic Artist and Technical Theatre Carpenter
08/2016 - 08/2019

Learning about the operations of a small nonprofit theater company, including management and budget. Working as part of an integrated team of artists to build and paint theater sets.

Calhoun & Company Communications
Account Coordinator
08/2016 - 01/2017

Coordinating communications for a variety of wine companies in California and France; managing online databases and records; designing marketing materials; and working to maintain and grow client relationships.

Paintbrush Diplomacy
Executive Director
01/2016 - present

Leading the organization in developing an international arts exchange program; forming new partnerships with schools and arts organizations; and managing program logistics, communications, reporting, and finances.

Developing an online teaching museum; reinventing and maintaining the website, brand, and social media.

Education
San Francisco State University
Nonprofit Management, Strategy, and Development, Two Certificates from the School of Continuing Studies
2017 - 2018

Certificates in Nonprofit Fundamental Management Skills and Nonprofit Leadership & Strategy. In these courses, I learned about the nonprofit sector in the United States and best practices for running a nonprofit organization, including subjects like: team building, managing staff and volunteers, finances and budget, branding and public image, event planning, board management, and program planning.

Georgetown University
Culture and Politics: Art and Diplomacy, Bachelor of Science
2019 - 2019

In Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, I designed my own concentration within the Culture and Politics major. Choosing a focus of “Art and Diplomacy,” I studied the intersections of art and international relations; how art can be used as a powerful cultural tool.

What I Do

I am an artist and creative thinker who loves working with international cultures and helping the community, both locally and globally. I have spent the last six years working in the arts and the nonprofit sector in the Bay Area, United States. I am passionate about the arts and culture, international relations, youth, and education.

What I Am Looking For

I am looking for a role where I can help the community in some way, ideally as a program coordinator, associate, or manager for an international arts or culture organization. However, I would be happy to explore other nonprofit options including (but not limited to!) art therapy, community/youth development, or international relations.

Achievements

Executive Director for Paintbrush Diplomacy, an international arts nonprofit organization that facilitates art and culture exchanges between schools and artists in different parts of the world. Our mission is to teach children how to be empathetic global citizens.

Bachelor of Science in Culture and Politics: Art and Diplomacy from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

Two certificates from San Francisco State University in Nonprofit Fundamental Leadership Skills and Nonprofit Strategy & Development.

Freelance graphic designer for clients including: College of San Mateo, International Arts & Artists, the National Peace Corps Association, and other companies in the U.S.

Scenic carpenter and painter for theater companies in Washington D.C. and San Francisco, U.S.

Fluent in Spanish and TEFL Certified (Certified to Teach English as a Foreign Language).

Living and studying/working in Argentina, Mexico, Israel, Italy, and the United States.