headshot
Lucia Brawley
Storyteller & Movement Builder

Lucia is the Vice President of Communications for digital media startup amp.it and Associate Producer of 2015 Emmy finalist Take Back the Mic: The World Cup of Hip Hop,. She received a BA in English from Harvard University (where she won the Jonathan Levy Prize for Most Promising Actor) and an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama.

As an actress, she played Karen Jimeno in Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center; starred in two films in Hungary, including as the title character in Lora (Best Foreign Film, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival); appeared in numerous television series and performed in productions by many of America’s foremost theater artists.

A vocal advocate for arts education, Ms. Brawley's writing on the subject has been cited in California State Senate hearings and on arts advocacy sites around the country. In June 2009, the Yale School of music invited her to deliver the keynote address at their biennial Music Educators Symposium.

Ms. Brawley is one of the founding members of Obamawood, a Los Angeles grassroots group, that grew from 4 to almost 2,000 members, helping to win its congressional district for Obama in the California primary, at 61.4%, tying for the largest margin in the state.

Lucia Brawley has written for the Huffington Post for over 7 years and contributes to a number of outlets, both in print and online, including CNN.com. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

Load More Stories