Phone: (412) 201-7431
Yael became Executive Director of AEC in April 2018. As founder of Silk Strategic Arts, Yael worked with school districts and cultural organizations regionally and nationally to strengthen the arts in education. Her work has focused on evaluation and organizational planning with the goal of delivering equitable, high-quality arts programming to students of all backgrounds.
Yael holds an Ed.M. in arts education from Harvard University and a B.A. in music composition from Barnard College. She gladly bid farewell to Los Angeles traffic and embraced the rivers and bridges of Pittsburgh in 2011. She lives with her husband Jordan and their two boys in Squirrel Hill, where they enjoy breaking out into impromptu dance parties.