Desiree Gordon is a cultural strategist and cultural producer with a special interest in the role of the arts and cultural heritages in catalyzing sustainable, radical, imaginative, holistic, and thriving communities. She has curated and produced art-based community engagement initiatives at the intersection of the arts, social Innovation, and social practice at organizations like The Brooklyn Museum, The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, The Schomburg Center, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Desiree enjoys multi-valence presenting across media platforms and along axes of diversity. As an immigrant, a lifelong instinct for diplomacy informs her practice, synthesizing creative development with humanitarian drive to lay pipelines of opportunity, build networks of resources, and amplify dynamic voices. Along with receiving a Smithsonian Institute fellowship for her work in the field, Desiree is also a graduate of Yale University.
When she is not dreaming of utopias, Desiree might be found writing, singing, and mama-ing.