Kareem Alston joined the New York Foundation in 2016. Before he managed the foundation's communications, which includes directing and editing original video content, preparing materials for the board, managing and editing the New York Foundation’s website, and curating content for social media, Mr. Alston was the Program Coordinator at Stanford University's Institute for Diversity in the Arts, where he received both his bachelor's degree in African & African American Studies and his master's degree in African Studies. Much of his work has dealt with culturally relevant pedagogies, integrating arts and activism with educational programming. Mr. Alston continues to do freelance video editing and documentary research with production companies in New York City. As a native New Yorker having lived in both Harlem and Washington Heights, he could not be more thrilled to be back in the city.