Isa Nakazawa | BAVC

Isa Nakazawa

Isa Nakazawa

Staff
Director of Marketing and Communications
Isa Nakazawa, Director of Marketing and Communications at BAVC, leans on an overlook, sweeping view behind her, smiling casually,confidently at the camera she wears a red leather jacket, orange tinted sunglasses, magenta lipstick, hair in a long dark bob.
Interests 
live music, kickboxing, iced coffee

Isa Nakazawa

Staff
Director of Marketing and Communications

 

Isa Nakazawa is the Director of Marketing and Communications at BAVC. A cultural organizer at heart, Isa employs different media forms and storytelling approaches to creatively and unapologetically take a stand about issues that matter. She is honored to work with such a dedicated and passionate team to support and amplify media makers as they develop and share diverse stories.

Isa Nakazawa is an Oakland-based writer, educator, and radio host. After graduating from Wesleyan University in 2008 with a dual degree in Sociology and American Studies, Isa jumped coasts to join Youth Speaks, one of the country's leading spoken word and literary arts organizations, as a teaching artist and poet mentor. She is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Bay Area Video Coalition, a community media hub and resource for media makers in the Bay Area, serving over 7,500 filmmakers, activists, and artists every year. 

Outside of her work at BAVC, Isa hosts a radio show, Rhizomatic Radio, the second and fourth Thursday of every month on AllDayPlay.FM dedicated to her love of connecting listeners to the transformative power of music. No matter the medium, Isa leads with her curiosity, attention, and fundamental belief in the interconnected nature of the liberation of all people. Shake the syntax, shake the world.