What do you do and why?
I am the Head of Global Creative for PicsArt, the top destination for people from around the world to discover and create awesome, interactive content. It is the most powerful editing tool available and a highly engaged creative community all in one place. Working at PicsArt allows me to follow my passions of working globally with different cultures that all have unique perspectives and points of view on creative, culture, and life. It is also a wonderful blend of technology and creativity.
What change would you like to enact in the world?
I would like to promote more tolerance and understanding in the world through creative expression and exposure to different ways of thinking. Art and music, along with social, collaborative interaction on a global scale, would help tear down the walls of distrust and misunderstanding, allowing people from every part of the world to see how alike we all are. I try to promote these ideals through my role at PicsArt as well as through my own personal efforts and social channels.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I am an adventure travel junkie! I love to travel to a variety of international places both on and off the beaten path, immersing myself in the culture. Several years ago I lived for seven months in south central China.
Why did you join IVY?
I wanted to join a group of fun, like-minded individuals to share ideas and great conversations around topical issues, and to attend the weekly events offered by IVY.
What has been your most memorable IVY Experience?
Iâ€™m still new so havenâ€™t been to many events yet, but I really enjoyed the Valentineâ€™s Day Soiree at the Doheny room in LA and the New Member mixer at the Viceroy in Santa Monica. Both were very fun and I was able to make a lot of new connections.