Hannah Roodman

Director of Operations, Film Educator & Producer

Hannah is an artist, producer, and experience-designer, and a current MFA candidate in the TransDisciplinary Design program at The New School. Hannah is an event and film producer, and she has produced short non-fiction pieces for Malala Fund, the UN, Alicia Keys Foundation, and the World Food Program. Hannah has presented her work internationally, at the TED Conference (2014) and the INK Conference (2014). Check out her work @


Nessa Norich 

Creative Director,  Theater Educator 
Nessa is a Brooklyn-based event producer and theater artist devoted to the creation of innovative and challenging new forms of theater. Her work spans styles and mediums, including non-fiction, classical adaptations, political satire, documentary theater and immersive live events –including the international sober morning rave sensation, Morning Gloryville NYC. Nessa has written & performed original works of theater internationally, at such notable venues as, the British Film Institute, the Battersea Arts Center & the Southbank Center in London, The Louvre in Paris, the Edinburgh Fringe New York Live ArtsJoe’s PubArs Nova, 59E59 and Dixon Place in New York City. Nessa has been teaching and coaching acting and movement since graduating Lecoq 5 years ago. She is currently the Director of Education for Shine on in Schools, a movement workshop for Bronx Public School students.


Meirav Ong
Graphic Designer, Web Master, Visual Art Educator

Meirav is a conceptual artist whose work focuses on the in-between; illuminating the spaces and moments between control and uncertainty. Her current work investigates how systems of influence simultaneously encourage and challenge our identity through concepts of body image, religion, and patriarchal systems to reveal shared realities about the human experience. Meirav is a graduate of University of Michigan (BFA, 2012) and recently received an artist’s grant to the Vermont Studio Center residency. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn NY and at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ.




Danielle H. Friedman

Community Manager, Visual Art Educator
Danielle is an artist born in Merrick, New York and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Driven by human connection and inspired by interior design, her work investigates concepts of home, heritage and identity. Following a degree in Studio Art from Brandeis University, she moved to Mexico City in 2009 as a recipient of the Mortimer-Hays Brandeis Fellowship. Returning to the USA in 2012, she pursued her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting & Printmaking at Yale University. Working in the languages of painting, performance, photography and sculpture, Danielle is invested in creating beautiful objects and experiences that inspire emotional inquiry and human connection. 




Mati Engel
Editor in Chief, Jewish Educator
Mati is currently pursuing her Masters in Theology at the University of Chicago. She splits her time between her academic pursuits and community-based art. She is currently producing and facilitating an installation piece called, "Women who Kaddish" to increase awareness surrounding Jewish women's perspectives on grief and loss. Previous to this, Mati lived in Washington D.C and worked as the Director of National Initiatives at the Embassy of Israel, after having studied Israeli politics as a Dorot Fellow in Tel Aviv. In 2014, Mati was named a "36 under 36" by the Jewish Week, after having successfully produced the "What I Be: Jews of NYC" photo series, which sent currents of controversy and conversations addressing mental health and social stigmas in the Jewish community.

With her studies and artistic pursuits, Mati is bridging the world of ideas and religious thought into the public discourse, utilizing the arts as a medium for community and connection. Mati was born in England, raised in Borough Park, Brooklyn and the Five towns. She is delighted to call herself a true New Yorker, with a Tel-Avivian edge"