Jenny Crissey – American-Polish is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Speech Communications, 1998) & Columbia Chicago (Film Direction, 2000). Originally from Chicago, her early career was dedicated to PR/Event planning. She has experience as a community organizer working with a variety of organizations, frequently helping charities develop fundraising campaigns. For 10 years, she has worked with the Teatr Brama Association, spending her time in the office as a Project Manager, on stage as an Actress and in communities/workshops as a Cultural Animator/Arts Educator. Her favorite hobby is building cooperation networks (in other words, connecting good people doing interesting things in Europe & beyond). Based in Poland, however she travels often to work on large scale EU collaboration projects which combine artistic, educational & cultural activities to empower people to make positive changes in their lives & the world. She writes, organizes & manages projects, which use creativity as a tool to promote engagement in society and active citizenship.