Appointed as Program Impact Analyst, Independent Media, Bay Area Video Coalition


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, English, University of California, Berkeley

Position Description

Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) inspires social change by empowering media makers to develop and share diverse stories through art, education, and technology. BAVC was founded in 1976 and since that time has supported increased cultural and economic participation amongst underserved communities in the Bay Area and nationally by providing access to media tools, training, and storytelling platforms. BAVC’s Independent Media department helps emerging and established artists from diverse communities tell their stories and contribute to both local and national discourse.

The Program Impact Analyst’s portfolio is divided among three areas of activity: developing assessment and evaluation methodology for BAVC’s media-based programs and services; collecting and promoting findings from research and analysis; and identifying and building new partnerships with private sector and government agencies. Upon completion of the fellowship, the ACLS Public Fellow will be poised to work in a variety of contexts as a program evaluator, including in nonprofit development departments, philanthropies, or other organizations conducting program analysis on media or other projects.