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Elizabeth Bryant, Programs & Communications Manager

Elizabeth is a poetry and prose writer from Minnesota. She studied History and Black Studies at Swarthmore College, graduating with a B.A. Previously, she interned at The Given’s Foundation for African American Literature in Minnesota; at Cave Canem, she served as an intern, workshop assistant and the Interim Programs Coordinator. Elizabeth joined Cave Canem full-time in April 2017 and is now the Programs & Communications Manager.


Isissa Komada-John, Grants Manager

komada-john-isissaIsissa is a multidisciplinary designer, curator, and creative arts administrator. In addition to her work at Cave Canem, she manages and designs exhibitions at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She previously served as the Exhibitions Director of MoCADA, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, working with over 100 artists to develop socially engaged projects and curating and organizing more than 30 exhibitions. Isissa holds a degree in Africana Studies from Brown University. A native New Yorker, she lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY.

Natalie Desrosiers, Programs & Communications Assistant

Natalie Headshot croppedNatalie Desrosiers is a graduate of Bard College, where she received her B.A. in Written Arts with a strong background in political theory and Black radical thought. Previously, she worked as a library assistant at the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard Library and Archives. Natalie is interested in publishing, librarianship, and the curatorial field.


Della Rivera Green, Workshops & Administrative Assistant

Della Rivera Green is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Brooklyn. She studied English at Reed College, graduating with a B.A. Della previously served as the Communications & Marketing intern at Cave Canem, and is so happy to continue her work through the workshops fellowship.