Corrina Lesser is a multi-disciplinary public programmer from upstate New York. After beginning her career in book publishing at Houghton Mifflin Co. in Boston, she moved to Boulder, Colorado to work for the Summer Writing Program at Naropa, the Buddhist-inspired university founded by the poets Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. From there she served as the director of programming and planning for the Chicago Humanities Festival, the largest public humanities organization in the country, where she focused on the Festival's literary programming and transitioned the organization to year-round presenting. Most recently she served as the director of Public Events and Community Programs for Scripps College and as the founding artistic director of Scripps Presents, the College's public programming series. A graduate of Brandeis University and of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she earned an MA in arts administration and policy, she is currently an arts and culture supervisor with the City of Beverly Hills.
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