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Aug 24, 2020 |

Angeles Godinez-Valencia

Angeles Godinez-Valencia is an Education Program Manager for Centro Cultural where she builds partnerships and develops a STEAM curriculum that sparks K-12 grade students’ interest and confidence. Having worked with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); youth from marginalized communities; and non-traditional students, she has the skills to effectively advocate for the underrepresented voices… Read More


Aug 20, 2020 |

Ryan Comandich

Ryan Comandich Ryan has a BA in Sociology / Anthropology, with music and art minors, where he focused on music and arts of different cultures. He has a second BA and MA in Spanish language and literature. Ryan teaches Spanish, Tai Chi, and has taught guitar and Javanese Gamelan music. He has taught since 2011 at elementary, high school, college and adult levels. In terms… Read More


Feb 10, 2020 |

Joanne Kim

Joanne Kim earned a B.A. in History and Classical Civilization from the University of California-Los Angeles and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.  While working on programming for a museum and archive of Cold War material culture, Joanne found she so enjoyed sharing her passion for the archival materials and their associated historical narratives… Read More


Nov 6, 2019 |

Tyler Buswell

TYLER BUSWELL is a proud drag queen, actor, and multi-disciplined visual artist. He has worked as a scenic artist/carpenter or designer for Artists Repertory Theatre, PCS at The Armory, Third Rail, Theatre Vertigo, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Chapel Theatre, Bag&Baggage, and many others. He has four Broadwayworld nominations for Outstanding Set Design and his work can… Read More


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