SANDY CIOFFI is the creative director of FEARLESS, an artist collective and creative technology studio working in the public interest which launched in June 2016 with the production of SIFFX, the immersive VR festival inside of the Seattle International Film Festival. As a filmmaker and director Sandy’s credits include the critically acclaimed Sweet Crude, Crocodile Tears, Terminal 187 and Just Us. A long-time educator, Sandy was a tenured professor in the Film and Video Communications Department at Seattle Central Community College from 2001-2013 and an adjunct professor in the Film Studies Program at Seattle University 2013-2014. She created and directed Film+Media at Cornish College of the Arts from 2012 to 2015. Sandy has been recognized as a cultural innovator and in 2016 was nominated for The Stranger Genius Award. She is working with Gretchen Burger and the Be Another Lab to create a new living research project involving human rights, technology and implicit bias, FEMINIZING THE MACHINE. She is currently affiliate faculty at the University of Washington Communications Leadership Program and the JV Girl’s Tennis Coach at The Bush School.