JUNE – Foundation Ambassador


When our executive director, Joanne Heyman, met Ingrid Alvarez Desai, Joanne returned energized and excited about the potential of Urban Zen Foundation and our initiatives. Ingrid, a visual and performing artist, educator and multi-media consultant, brings a unique blend of down-to-earth ideas from the perspectives of art, design, marketing, online social media and business. She promotes events, businesses and articles relating to art, music, dance, education, technology, marketing, small business development and positive philosophy. Both a teacher and a student, Ingrid’s love of education has driven her to become a teaching artist specializing in studio art for children, adults and seniors.  She works with organizations like the Brooklyn-based Spoke the Hub Dancing, whose mission is to nurture both individual and community health and happiness through providing the general public with affordable creative arts study, contemplation, and practice opportunities of the highest caliber.

It’s Ingrid’s positive philosophy, heart for education and ability to engage people that make her the perfect candidate for this month’s community ambassador.  Ingrid, we are excited by your love of education.

CLICK HERE to join the conversation on Urban Zen’s new community site.



Ingrid Alvarez | www.ingridalvarez.com/

Spoke The Hub | www.spokethehub.org/


JUNE 2010