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Artist + Educator + Generally Dope Human

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Artist + Educator + Generally Dope Human

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Kristina Ashley Williams

b. 1989

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Kristina Ashley Williams is an academic researcher in Human Centered Design as diversity, equity and inclusion, a tech founder intersecting art x tech x equity, and a multimedia artist intersecting the mediums of film, photography, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Her start up, CULTURxEAT is a parent company powering brands which intersect equity x art x tech to co-design the future of social equity. Brands within the CULTURxEAT ecosystem include a range of innovations ranging from an app powered by augmented reality to gamify public art experiences to a conference bringing artists x techies x activists together to collaborate. In realizing the necessity to understand the perspectives of the technology industry to truly inform her strategies for impact, Kristina decided to pause her Doctoral degree in International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco to go back and receive a second Master’s degree. Building off of her MA in Teaching from the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education, Kristina is now completing her MS in Integrated Design, Technology, and Business from USC's Iovine Young Academy, a school for disruptors, creators, and innovators founded at USC by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, where she builds her foundation as an entrepreneur.

Kristina is a current Fellow at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Futurist in Residence at ARVR Women. As a visual artist, Kristina has captured equity centered tech spaces such as the AfroTech and Tech Inclusion conferences along with humbly receiving features in media outlets such as Essence, Huffington Post, Blavity, Revolt and more. Some of her most proud experiences have been to produce works for and with activist change agents such as Alicia Garza, Shaun King, Harry Belafonte, Cornel West, Mothers of the Movement and more. Kristina’s work is inspired by the legacy of her great, great uncle Jackie Robinson, as she utilizes the storytelling tools of tomorrow to drive his example of inclusion forward today. Visit www.CULTURxEAT.com to learn more.



“I believe rappers are journalists, teachers are architects, and communities can police themselves.” - Kristina

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Art + Tech + Equity

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All work shot on Sony a6000

FACTS.

Kristina quit her full time job to follow her intuition and fulfill her passion in the arts.
Kristina is the great-great niece of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to break the color barrier in baseball.
After seeing Kristina’s work on Twitter, Arianna Huffington invited her to be a contributor to Huffington Post.
Kristina created a national speaking series with the mothers of Oscar Grant, Tamir Rice, & Eric Garner and more that partners with universities to inspire social change.
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