Selene thrives at the intersection of art and management as a creative/producer and director with a deep commitment to connecting people + culture through impactful narrative building, aesthetics, and strategic disruption. A longtime champion of Latinx representation in the creative industry, she is thrilled to contribute to the equity, diversity, and inclusion advocacy that is the foundation of artEquity.
As Programming Director for the Latino Theater Company at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, she spearheaded the advancement of original theatre work by artists of color including the international, three-week Latinx theater and music festival, Encuentro de las Américas. She is a co-founding teatrista of the theater troupe, Tongue in Chíc*ana, founding member of the theater and art space CASA 0101, and has consulted for numerous cultural organizations, artists, and small businesses.
Creatively, she is dedicated to nurturing/directing new work by playwrights of color. Her monologue on motherhood after cancer, “Yellow is the Color,” was commissioned by and performed at Off the Tracks Theater in Los Angeles and published in The Report of the Northwestern Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program's Atrium Magazine. Her poetry can be found through PIM Publishing and the 7th edition of Huizache Magazine of Latino Literature.
Selene is on the Advisory Committee of the Latinx Theatre Commons, an Alumni Board Member for Claremont Graduate Univiersity's Center for Business and Management of the Arts, an Ovation voter for LA Stage Alliance, an alumna of the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture’s Leadership Institute, and recipient of La Opinion’s “Mujeres Destacadas” award in Arts & Culture. She is a graduate of Claremont Graduate University in Arts Management (MA), Cal State LA in Theatre (MA) and UC Berkeley in Theater + Chicano Studies (BA).