Dec 6, 2021
Clarissa Soto Josephs
Clarissa Soto Josephs began working at Pentacle in 2011
after earning dual degrees in Dance Performance and
Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Legal Studies from Hofstra
University. In 2016 she
earned an MBA degree from Quinnipiac University, and was named one
of the New York Hispanic Coalition’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” in
the same year.
As a staff member of Pentacle for over ten years, Clarissa has provided services for hundreds of artists, trained hundreds of interns and fellows in arts administration, and has developed innovative ways to effectively serve artists through Pentacle’s programs. In July 2021, Clarissa was appointed Executive Director of Pentacle, the first BIPOC woman and the first non-founder to hold this top leadership role at the organization. As Executive Director, she is excited to continue upholding the organization’s 45-year mission of helping artists, while also taking a fresh look at how Pentacle can develop new equitable and sustainable business models and practices.
In this episode, we discuss: