Denise Beek is an arts administrator and communications consultant who has been working to serve Philadelphia arts and culture organizations for nearly a decade. She has worked as Managing Director of the BlackStar Film Festival, Board Secretary and Program Coordinator of the Black Lily Film & Music Festival, and Marketing and Multicultural Affairs Coordinator at the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. Her experience also includes serving as Program Associate at the Union Square Awards in New York City and Communications Chair of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, New York Chapter. A lover of the written word and performance art, she dabbles in creative writing and improvisation. She graduated from Temple University with a BA in Communications & Mass Media. The youngest and only daughter of Caribbean immigrants, Denise Beek was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, where she developed a passion for social justice through creative expression.