Alley Pezanoski-Browne grew up in a family dedicated to the arts, education, and social justice, which led her to focus on Film/Video and Sociological Studies at Northwestern University, where she earned a B.S. in Communications. For the next decade, she worked as a producer and coordinator for various documentaries, and also worked on arts/media projects and events, with a focus on fundraising and community-building. She received her master’s in Critical Theory & Creative Research from Pacific Northwest College of Art and had a stopover in Hong Kong as a Fulbright Scholar. She makes art in multiple mediums inspired by dream logic and spiritual & ancestral knowledge. She cares deeply about building creative practices that better people’s lives, collective power, and radical care, especially for historically excluded communities. Alley is currently the Director of Growth at Open Signal PDX and was recently the Executive Director of the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC). Her essays have been published in the Leonardo Music Journal and Bitch.