Meet Our Team and Partners

Our Team

Sandy Storyline is dedicated to creating an interactive and inclusive process of collecting and sharing stories. Please CONTACT US If you are interested in collaborating with us.

Directors: Rachel FalconeMichael Premo 

Many people have dedicated their time to contribute to the project. These people include:

Producers/Designers: Ariel Kennan, Petra Farinha, Tonia Porras, Laura Gottesdiener

Cultural Organizer / Engagement Coordinator: Adrianne Koteen

Additional Design Contributors: Dave Loewenstein, Lindsay Draws, Jesse Mann, Rebecca Lieberman, Sougwen Chung, Shannon Scrofano

Graphic Identity Design: Pure+Applied

Video Editors: Mike McSweeney, Robert Pluma, Ryan Murdoch, Brett Goldberg and Nicholas Parish

Education Contributors: Kisha Bari, Joshua Van Praag, Noelle Theard, Matt Richter, Grace Tuttle, Bridget Sheerin, Maggie Ollove, Amy Bonnaffons, Carolina Kroon, Meg Cramer, Angela Martenez, Diala Lteif, Marie Lewis, Janet Lobberecht, Jane O’Leary, Amanda Lasnik, Molmol Kuo, Laura Gottesdiener

Volunteers and Interns:  Annabelle Meunier (Research), Shannon Geis (Post-Production), Sasha Phyars Burgess (Engagement), Nora Christiani (Engagement)

Resource Development Contributor: Meral Agish

Digital Development Contributors: Chia-Yin Leslie Tu, Moncef Belyamani, John Greaves, Kei Gowda, Exygy

Storytellers and contributors:  James Alvarissi, Virginia Allyn, Bianca Ambrosio, Dylan Angell, Anthony, Caron Altas, Sara Baicich, Kisha Bari, Renée Renata Bergan, Bianca Bockman, Layana Cambell, Carlos Cassel, Deedra Cheatham, Cordelia, Paulino Coto, Meg Cramer, Virginia Deer, Rachel Falcone, Ryan DeFranco, Alfie Dunn, Laura Egan, Rachel Falcone, Albert Friguletto, Joseph Finn, Jordan Fletcher, Brett Goldberg, Laura Gottesdiener, Jesse Hardman, Mike Hoffman, Nick Isabella, Brandon Joseph, Marie Lewis, Joe Lombardi, Carolina Kroon, Alex Mallis & Eric Phillips-Horst, Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, Meerkat Media Collective, Adrianne Mathiowetz, Jessica Maroney, Mike McSweeny, Ryan Murdock, Greg Nolan, Howard and Donna Olah-Reiken, Joelle Riffle, Naiky Paradis, Parsons Scholars Pre-Collegiate Program, Hudson School Students, Coney Island Generation Gap, Robert Pluma, Beverly Penn, Richard Pean, Carole Pollinger, Joshua van Praag, Michael Premo, Derek Prince, Nabil Rahman, Lucian Read, Deborah Reed, Messiah Rhodes, Linda Restaino, Matt Richter, Robert and Jeanie, Tony Rodriguez, Barbara Ross, Sandra and Samantha, Peter Shapiro, Sheri, Gerald Silvester, Brian Spar, Supreme, Noelle Theard, Gary Timmons, Josephus Tudtud, Donald Vaughn, Keith Wilkop, David Williams, Doreen Willem, Alex Woods, Inita Young, Jewel Young, Timothy Briner, Alyssa Pagano, Asad Chishi, Tina Antolini, Timothy Krause, Annie Correal, and hundreds more



Alliance for Global Justice is an organization that seeks to achieve social change and economic justice by helping to build a stronger more unified grassroots movement.

Arts and Democracy builds the momentum of a growing movement that links arts and culture, participatory democracy, and social justice.

Cowbird is a community of storytellers and the beautiful platform that we partnered with to collect and display stories in our first year.

Coney Island Generational Gap is a youth group in Coney Island that organizes work programs, arts opportunities and media courses for more than one hundred youth in the neighborhood.

El Centro is a storefront immigrant day worker center in Port Richmond, Staten Island.

Interoccupy.Net fosters communication across the Occupy movement.

Land of Opportunity is an ongoing trans-media documentary that captures the struggle to rebuild New Orleans, one of America’s most beloved and emblematic cities. We partnered with Land of Opportunity on Katrina/Sandy.

New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years.

New York Writers Coalition provides free creative writing workshops throughout New York City for people from groups that have been historically deprived of voice in our society.

Occupy Sandy is a mutual aid network responding to the ongoing crisis in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Parsons: New School for Design has been a pioneer in art and design higher education since its founding in 1896.

Project Hope offered free and confidential supportive counseling and public education services to Hurricane Sandy disaster survivors in New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester Counties in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

Research Action Design (RAD) uses community-led research, transformative media organizing, technology development, and collaborative design to build the power of grassroots social movements.

The Beacon School is a public magnet high school on the Upper West Side that offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program with technology and arts infused throughout the curriculum.

The Hudson School is a private school in Hoboken, New Jersey, that provides intellectually inquisitive students in grades 5-12 with a rigorous and relevant college-preparatory education.

The MIT Center for Civic Media works hand in hand with diverse communities to collaboratively create, design, deploy, and assess civic media tools and practices–including the text and phone technology that Sandy Storyline uses.

YANA (You Are Never Alone) is a worker training center and hurricane relief hub in Rockaway Park.



We are very grateful for generous supporters and in-kind supporters that help make Sandy Storyline possible.

Awesome Foundation

Bertha Foundation

Joan Mitchell Foundation

Kindle Project

MacArthur Foundation

North Star Fund


In-Kind Supporters

JotForm donated its form service to help us collect stories and communicate with our community.

AV&C donated technical services and equipment to make our stories come to life in our exhibition.

WorldStage donated audio and video equipment for our exhibition.