Shamsher VirkSenior Director of Programs & Operationsat Leonardo/ISAST
Shamsher Virk amplifies the impact of mission-driven organizations with strategic leadership, community engagement, communications, program development, and design. He has worked internationally on four continents in as many languages, entering new communities with a sustained commitment to inclusive process, responsive adaptation, and shared leadership. Shamsher is a United World College graduate and holds a BA in human ecology from College of the Atlantic with emphasis on social research methodology and interdisciplinary communication arts. He has been a fellow with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Emerging Arts Professionals. His creative work includes video production for CounterPulse, sound design for Joanna Haigood’s Zaccho Dance Theatre, and an independent performance ethnography of migrant laborers on a U.S. dairy farm.