Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf
Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf is the director of public programs at PEN America. She has a decade of experience in curating public arts and educational programs. Formerly, as the manager of public programs at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, she produced a year-round schedule of 60-80 events and oversaw audience development, public engagement strategies, and cultural community partnerships. She launched the Center’s innovative digital programming strategy with groundbreaking conversations on contemporary social justice issues with leading edge writers, artists, and scholars. In addition, she is a Senior Associate at Justice and Sustainability Associates, a D.C. based for-profit alternative dispute resolution and civic engagement firm specializing in consensus building. She holds an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and an MA in English Civilization from the University of the French West Indies.