Brenda Orellana-Quijada is the Project Manager for IDEA Analytics. She is responsible for overseeing, planning, organizing, and directing project activities, client deliverables, and managing IDEA’s virtual network of clients and resources. Using their artistic and production coordination expertise, they focus on creative and organized ways to guide the IDEA team and our clients towards excellence. They are passionate about community engagement and supporting nonprofits with resources and connections, which she leverages from their decade of experience working with community groups and within the artistic community.
Prior to joining the IDEA Team, she has supported small businesses and nonprofit organizations in roles of production coordinator and client outreach. These roles have led her to grow collaborations with organizations, artists, and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community members to create and enhance opportunities for BIPOC artists and Latinx community members in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Illinois, and New York. Their success has opened opportunities across regions to create and coordinate projects, write content for social media, conduct photoshoots, and produce local commercials.
Brenda brings her artistic passions and experience from film production and theater arts to teams and clients to develop storytelling, explore core values that they serve to their communities, and guide clients toward ideal outcomes. They are also currently leading a research project for Central American Indigenous forms of storytelling.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, she currently resides in the Lenape territory, also known as Manhattan, New York. She holds a Bachelors in Theatre – Performance Art from California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Fine Arts – Acting from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. To learn more about Brenda’s artistic work and passions, visit their website brendaorellana.com