Villy Wang

Founder, President & CEO

Raised by an immigrant single mother in New York City, Villy’s desire to tell her story forged a passion for using the digital media arts to capture stories untold and to create social change. She is the President of the SF Film Commission, a TED speaker, a Bay Area Jefferson Award winner, and was named one of 2017’s Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by SF Business Times.

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Katie Cruz

Vice President

Passionate about youth and the arts, Katie uses her expertise in program management and the media industry to build BAYCAT’s pathway from education to employment in storytelling and filmmaking.

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Ariel Dovas

Creative Director

From conceptualization to post-production, Ariel finds innovative ways to create authentic media that tell stories with a lasting social impact.​

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Jessica Pullano

Director of Development

Throughout Jessica’s nonprofit career she has focused on harnessing the power of storytelling to engage individuals and organizations to donate their time and capital to strengthen communities.

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Arash Malekzadeh

Video Producer

Arash Malekzadeh is a multidisciplinary Iranian-American documentary filmmaker whose storytelling amplifies underrepresented voices among diverse communities. At BAYCAT, he hopes to disrupt the current media landscape in creating socially-conscious content that further promotes diverse perspectives. 

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Ayanna Ziegler

Creative Producer

Ayanna's belief in the power of storytelling drives her to develop and produce intentional stories that uplift women and communities of color. Raised in Oakland, Ayanna is proud to create work that serves the Bay Area.

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Fox Nakai

Media Producer & Mentor

Fox believes that the best way to see more diverse films is to create them ourselves. Fox was raised by immigrants from Japan and Mexico and has been producing award-winning films for over a decade.

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Genevieve Leighton-Armah

Academy Coordinator & Community Liaison

As a Bay Area native, Genevieve is dedicated to bringing great programs and opportunities to underserved youth, and helping communities of color achieve self-sufficiency.

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Jade Grout

Editor & Motion Graphics Designer

Jade’s appreciation for film and its power to convey social messages to share untold stories led her first to our BAYCAT internship and then as BAYCAT’s Studio Editor.

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Jose Alfaro 

Head of Production & Tech

Jose’s experience in award-winning filmmaking has ranged from producing, directing and cinematography, to editing documentary and narrative shorts. He's the first BAYCAT graduate who joined the full-time team.

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Jade Grout

Editor & Motion Graphics Designer

Jade’s appreciation for film and its power to convey social messages to share untold stories led her first to our BAYCAT internship and then as BAYCAT’s Studio Editor.

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Jose Alfaro 

Head of Production & Tech

Jose’s experience in award-winning filmmaking has ranged from producing, directing and cinematography, to editing documentary and narrative shorts. He's the first BAYCAT graduate who joined the full-time team.

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