The Truth In This Art - A Baltimore Podcast

The Truth In This Art is a podcast featuring authentic, intellectually curious conversations with contemporary artists, cultural works and small business owners — about their process, ideas that go into their work, and everything in between. The Truth In this Art is a podcast for artists, creative entrepreneurs and curious listeners. Hosted by Rob Lee.


episode 100: Interview with Sabrina Dépestre (MICA Open Studies)

About the guest

Sabrina Dépestre is a marketer and brand strategist who has served as the Director of Brand Marketing at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)’s Office of Open Studies since January 2019.

Previous to MICA, her professional experience includes consulting for businesses and non-profits in industries such as tech, food & beverage, retail, media, and supply chain; and full-time roles spanning from leading strategy with a boutique brand experience agency based in Baltimore; directing the communication strategy for a youth-centered athletic athletic apparel brand, ivivva by lululemon; and leading the creation of group experiences for schools, community partners, and businesses with the Miami HEAT organization.

Her volunteer efforts focus on supporting & connecting youth, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the education, art, social impact, and tech sectors. She is a Mentor & Coach for Bridges Baltimore, a non-profit that provides year-round programming for youth ages 9-23 in Baltimore City; a Board Member of Innovation Works, a social impact organization that helps build sustainable neighborhood economies in Baltimore City; and the 2018-2021 Baltimore Chapter Ambassador for She Builds Initiative, a platform that connects Haitian women entrepreneurs and professionals from around the world. 

In between balancing her full-time role at MICA, consulting, and volunteering, she spends her time cooking, visiting family, reading, creating playlists, and practicing yoga.

A graduate of Florida International University (BBA, Marketing), she currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Office of Open Studies

The series is produced with the generous support from Maryland Institute College of Art, Office of Open Studies.  MICA Open Studies is helping to define the Maryland Institute College of Art as a 21st-century leader in the education of artists and designers. MICA Open Studies fuels creative journeys through convenient and innovative learning models that provide broad access to the college’s rigorous art and design education.

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The Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture.


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 2022-08-08  33m