Niusha Nawab, Executive Director
Niusha is a junior at AU studying theatre and audio technology. As the executive director, he works with faculty advisers and student committees to support the festival needs and encourage collaboration. His favorite artist is Regina Spektor because she “has no fear in taking odd and funny risks with her art and performance.”
Lizzy Lees, Marketing/PR Director
Lizzy is a junior studying Film and Media Arts. As the marketing director, she brings together students through interactive promotional activities to both encourage collaboration and further promote the arts. She is passionate about helping others discover their artistic strengths. Her favorite artist is Ralph Gibson because he "shoots from creative angles and uses light to make everyday things look interesting and new."
Nate Collard, Logistics Director
Nate is studying theater design and politics. As the logistics director, he seeks to coordinate the process of obtaining spaces best suited to the artist's needs. He will also run operations during the festival to ensure a smooth, successful and exciting festival. His favorite artist is Salvador Dali because "no one else has quite as exciting a personality or is so delightfully eccentric as he is."
Lucette Moran, Director of Artist Services
Lucette is a cross-cultural justice major. As director of artist services, she coordinates communications between artists and producers. She helps provide artists with feedback and support. She believes "creativity is an important and inherent human ability that should be honed and harnessed in every discipline." Her favorite art festival is the International Festival of Arts in New Haven because it brings together artists, students, lecturers, professors and patrons in a 15-day festival extravaganza.