Drew Harrison Epstein, Operations Manager
Drew joined the van Ameringen Foundation as its full-time Operations Manager in November 2016, shortly after graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. While at UCLA, Drew was the Operations Manager for the Student Committee for the Arts. In this position, he explored the connections between art and mental health including therapeutic art practice for “at-risk” and incarcerated youth, writing and poetry programs to bolster marginalized voices, and support for emerging and traditionally marginalized artists at UCLA and across Los Angeles.
At the Foundation, Drew has been responsible for moving the Foundation’s operations and systems fully into the digital age. He continues to make art in his free time, which is often informed by his personal relationships and experiences with mental illness and identity.