Rachel Goslins of Washington, District of Columbia
Rachel Goslins was appointed executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities by President Obama in 2009. Prior to her appointment, she worked in the fields of documentary film, arts administration, and copyright law. Her award-winning feature films include ’Bama Girl, a documentary following a black woman running for homecoming queen at the University of Alabama, and Besa: The Promise, a film about Albanian Muslims who saved Jews during WWII. Rachel’s work also includes television productions for PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, and the History Channel. She served as the programming director for the Impact Film Festival at the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and as the director of the Independent Digital Distribution Lab, a joint PBS/ITVS project focused on distributing independent films online. Pior to her film career, Rachel was an international copyright attorney in the office of Policy and International Affairs in the U.S. Copyright Office and a litigator for the law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. In 2012 she was awarded a Henry Crown Fellowship at the Aspen Institute.
- John Abodeely, Deputy Director
- Kimber Craine, Director of Program Initiatives
- Lindsey Clark, Special Assistant to the Executive Director
- Tawanda Arroyo, Program Assistant
National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Awards
- Traci Slater-Rigaud, Director, NASAA