Currently a full-time Assistant Professor in the Practice of Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at SUNY Purchase College, JANIS ASTOR DEL VALLE has extensive experience in education and youth development, previously serving as Executive Director with Youth Rights Media (New Haven, CT), Director of Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center(Middletown, CT), and Youth Development Specialist at The Point (Bronx, NY). A believer in education and opportunities for all, Janis has developed and conducted a series of master classes, workshops, and lectures for middle school, high school and college students. Activities have ranged from acting classes to writing workshops that explore diversity, equity and inclusion.

Check out Janis' high school curriculum study guide for her solo play, Becoming Joaquin.