Natalie Marrero, the Executive Director is passionate about placekeeping for communities through art practices, Marrero has dedicated her career to preserving culture. She received her B.A. in Dance and Urban Studies from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts. Inspired by the impact of arts in the social sector, she worked as a Senior Peer Educator with the NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence. She earned an M.S. in Urban Policy and Management from Milano, The New School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy and an M.A. in Arts Management from Claremont Graduate University. Natalie has worked at the NYC Mayor's Office of Special Projects and Community Events, The Future Project, Children Aids Society of New York, California Institute of the Arts, and consulted with organizations throughout LA County. Marrero has received several awards notable among them the Certificate of Recognition and Certificate of Appreciation from the City of New York, David S. Woods Humanitarian Award and the Friedman Award in 2015 & 2016.