How exciting: we’re bringing a student into the mix of our professional speakers with Dervla McDonnell!

McDonnell is a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Public Policy & Management pursuing a Master’s degree in Arts Management. She is also the Community Development Manager at Future Tenant. Future Tenant is a space for art located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District at 819 Penn Avenue, which is led by Arts Management students and features a variety of performing and visual arts exhibitions focusing on the Pittsburgh emerging arts community. At Future Tenant, McDonnell leads all community events and programming for this season, and is also planning Future Tenant’s Education Program, which will materialize in Spring 2016. In her spare time she pursues her interests in fashion, studies foreign languages, and hangs out with her pet rabbit, Pepper.

McDonnell will be representing Future Tenant at the event and speaking on the organization’s innovative approach to the arts scene.