Arianne Garden Vázquez is a program director and educator. She has over 20 years experience working with community-based organizations and schools. She has worked as Program Director and Instructor in New York City, San Francisco and Seattle. Her focus as a director and an educator has been in creating a new system of training that uses technology to democratize the learning process.
Arianne supervised development programs for ten years in the Bay Area, working with organizations such as the Conservation Corps/San Francisco EcoCenter, the Youth Leadership Institute, the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center and Southern Exposure. She also directed an annual media festival at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). She was a board member of Artists’ Television Access (ATA) where she led community outreach programs. Her commitment to community building is rooted in her work at El Puente Leadership Center, located in the neighborhood where she grew up - Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
After moving to Seattle in 2005, Arianne began working with local agencies providing technical and instructional support. She has worked with PepperSpray media collective, Muckleshoot Tribal School, SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival), First Place School for homeless youth and their families as well as the EMP (Experience Music Project). As part of her work with the Community LORE program Ms. Garden Vázquez published multimedia curricula through the Harvard School of Education’s Family Research Project. Her professional and personal goals are to ensure all people have access to the tools necessary for self-expression and self-determination.