Andrea Austin, Deputy Director

Andrea has a broad background in strategic planning and organizational management. Before joining the Aubin team she oversaw operations and programs for the Human Rights Foundation, and prior to that managed public affairs for the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign. Andrea has also done advocacy and communications work for various anti-trafficking organizations including Polaris and Shared Hope International. She has an M.A. in international human rights law from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace, and a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia. In her spare time you can find Andrea training Muay Thai or rolling around with her pups.


Maya Lewis, Assistant to the Director

Originally from Prince George's County, Maryland, Maya is a admin and editorial wonder living in Brooklyn. She studied English literature and sociology before receiving her Masters in journalism from CUNY, where she focused on pop culture writing and documentary film. She is a contributor at Everyday Feminism and has written for The Fader, Spin, Blavity and BKLYNER, among others. Maya has worked in publishing, communications, and client management. She has a true love of helping and uplifting others, especially those of marginalized communities. Outside of her assistantship duties at Aubin, Maya is working on a digital newsletter for creatives and writers of color to share their work and stay up to date on literary news.


Arielle Knight, Associate Producer and Special Projects

Arielle hails from Stone Mountain, GA where she spent much of her youth plotting her escape. Since then she has lived in Spain, France and Argentina and has travelled extensively throughout the world. Arielle studied African American Studies at Wesleyan University and later received an MA in Documentary Filmmaking and Media Studies from the New School. She has worked on short and long form documentaries as a cinematographer, editor and producer in addition to her work with young filmmakers as a teaching artist. Arielle joins the Aubin team to work as Associate Producer and Impact Coordinator for two documentary projects. Arielle is currently writing a memoir performance piece about the perils of dating as a young radical woman of color who just won’t keep her mouth shut. She is a proud resident of Harlem, NY.