Lina Srivastava catalyzes and amplifies social impact in human rights and global development through cultural expression. She is a strategist who combines media, technology, art, and storytelling for social transformation.
Lina is the founder of a social innovation strategy group in New York City and has provided project design consultation to a group of social impact organizations, including UNESCO, the World Bank, UNICEF, AARP, MobileActive, Internews, Apne Aap, 3Generations, VODO, Shine Global, BYkids, and Donor Direct Action.
Lina has been involved in campaigns for several documentaries, including Oscar® winning Born into Brothels (2004), Emmy® nominated The Devil Came on Horseback (2007), Oscar® winning Inocente (2012), and Sundance award-winning Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2013).
Lina is also the creator of the Transmedia Activism framework, which guides the development of media, art, and technology projects from story to social action. She provides workshops, consultations, keynote addresses, panel discussions, and speeches on the rise of storytelling, narrative platforms, and social innovation as tools for social change, including at Yale Law School, Lincoln Center, MIT Media Lab, TEDx, and the Tribeca Film Festival.
The former Executive Director of Kids with Cameras, and the Association of Video and Filmmakers, Lina has taught design and social entrepreneurship at Parsons, The New School of Design, and is on faculty in the Masters of Fine Arts Program in Design and Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts. She is a graduate of the New York University School of Law, received her BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and also studied at the Hastings Center for Bioethics, at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University. http://linasrivastava.com