A-lan Holt is the Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. There she trains the student community in the areas of diversity and culture; arts leadership and social justice. She is a mother and practicing artist whose work includes theater, poetry and film. She is a Blackstar Film Festival alumni filmmaker, a 2018 Sundance Fellow, a 2018 SF Film Rainin Grantee, and a frequent contributor on-air at KQED Arts. A-lan has over ten years of experience considering questions of identity, diversity, culture and aesthetics and holds a degree with honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University. In 2016 A-lan s artist book Moonwork was published by Candor Arts Chicago and was shortlisted for the Cornish Family Prize at the Melbourne Art Book Fair. Since its release, Moonwork resides in several private and public institutions around the country.