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Meet our Team

Executive, India Shanelle

India Shanelle

Executive Director 

"The Arts allow people to shine through without discrimination or judgment. We're a beacon for those who seek to be heard in their authentic light."

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Secretary of the Board

Secretary of the board, an honorary member, and a mentor of BlackLight Community. Amanda is also the founder of No Peeking Theatre.

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Assistant CommunicationS


"We provide community  for our POC family to step into their full authentic self without fear or judgement, so they can realize their full power and shine their light for all to see."

Meet OUR Interns

Iliana Mejia

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Intern summer of 2020

Hi! My name is Iliana Mejia, I am 16 years old and a junior in high school. When I grow up, I either would like to work in the journalism or computer science field. One thing that I pride myself on is my creativity and as an intern for BlackLight, I can use that creativity to help others, which I am excited to explore. 

Zaniab Gai-Baldeh

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Intern Summer of 2020

Hey guys! I am Zainab Gai-Baldeh, an African American whose descendants come from The Gambia in Africa. My cultural background gives me the morale to pursue my career in the performing arts. I am a very uplifting, optimistic, generous, and caring person and my goal is to learn more about the ins and outs of the arts.

Want to be a part of our team? 

If you are interested in gaining more experience in the entertainment industry, send us your resume with a cover letter explaining your skills and how you can benefit our community. Most positions are volunteer based.

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