MEET THE TEAM

#bossbabesATX is a team effort. It's produced by a volunteer board, a two-person part-time staff and a volunteer programming committee. Together, we represent a number of interests, experiences, cultures and ethnicities. Together we aim to ensure that #bossbabesATX upholds its mission and tenets. Together, we make shit happen. We'd like to thank our volunteers, staff and board for keeping this organization alive.


STAFF AND BOARD

jane claire hervey
founding executive and creative director

JANE HERVEY,  founder and executive/creative director    Jane Hervey is a multidisciplinary artist and writer, originally from Rio Hondo, Texas. Her work is informed by history, wildlife, politics of space, romance and being a bad woman. Hervey has lived and worked in Austin, Texas since 2011. In addition to her creative practice as a musician and writer, Hervey is also the founder of  #bossbabesATX  (a support organization for women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers) and her own communications and experience design firm,  group work . She also maintains a column on creative entrepreneurship and lifestyle design at  Forbes   .   Her personal and professional life are dedicated to improving community infrastructure, retooling systems of collaboration and changing cultural economies to create equal opportunity for women and girls.   Favorite book:  "I Am Charlotte Simmons"  Feminist icon:  Gloria Anzaldua  Favorite band:  Princess Nokia // SZA  Her Austin gem:  Papa Joe's  Where to find her:  Developing a sustainable internal and external organizational infrastructure, driving the organization's creative and programmatic vision, partnerships and ethos, and designing #bossbabesATX for the future. You can get in touch with Jane about partnerships, programming, development and bookings at thebabes@bossbabes.org. Learn more about Jane on her  website.  Or keep up with her on  Instagram.

JANE HERVEY, founder and executive/creative director

Jane Hervey is a multidisciplinary artist and writer, originally from Rio Hondo, Texas. Her work is informed by history, wildlife, politics of space, romance and being a bad woman. Hervey has lived and worked in Austin, Texas since 2011. In addition to her creative practice as a musician and writer, Hervey is also the founder of #bossbabesATX (a support organization for women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers) and her own communications and experience design firm, group work. She also maintains a column on creative entrepreneurship and lifestyle design at Forbes. Her personal and professional life are dedicated to improving community infrastructure, retooling systems of collaboration and changing cultural economies to create equal opportunity for women and girls.

Favorite book: "I Am Charlotte Simmons"
Feminist icon: Gloria Anzaldua
Favorite band: Princess Nokia // SZA
Her Austin gem: Papa Joe's
Where to find her: Developing a sustainable internal and external organizational infrastructure, driving the organization's creative and programmatic vision, partnerships and ethos, and designing #bossbabesATX for the future. You can get in touch with Jane about partnerships, programming, development and bookings at thebabes@bossbabes.org. Learn more about Jane on her website. Or keep up with her on Instagram.

xochi solis board member

XOCHI SOLIS,  board member    Xochi Solis is a mixed media artist born and raised in Austin, TX. Her works include multilayered, collaged paintings constructed from paint, hand-dyed paper, vinyl, plastics, and images from found books and magazines. As an accomplished artist and leader in her community with over 15 years of experience, Solis is enthusiastic about continuing to transform her practice as a cultural producer into a vehicle for active citizenship and civic responsibility. In addition to her studio practice, she manages and spins records with Austin chapter of Chulita Vinyl Club with a focus on the preservation and performance of Tejanx culture. xochisolis.com / @xochisolis

XOCHI SOLIS, board member

Xochi Solis is a mixed media artist born and raised in Austin, TX. Her works include multilayered, collaged paintings constructed from paint, hand-dyed paper, vinyl, plastics, and images from found books and magazines. As an accomplished artist and leader in her community with over 15 years of experience, Solis is enthusiastic about continuing to transform her practice as a cultural producer into a vehicle for active citizenship and civic responsibility. In addition to her studio practice, she manages and spins records with Austin chapter of Chulita Vinyl Club with a focus on the preservation and performance of Tejanx culture. xochisolis.com / @xochisolis

natalia rocafuerte
projects + operations coordinator

NATALIA ROCAFUERTE,  projects and operations coordinator    Natalia Rocafuerte is a multimedia artist, disk-jockey and organizer in Austin, TX. Their work, ranging in practice from audio-video installations to printmaking, is playfully inquisitive of identity and its environment. They obtained their BA in multimedia studies and Art History from Texas State University in 2017. In 2018 they were awarded Jolt Texas Grant for a performance border artists as well as a city grant for a mural projects in Austin's immigrant school district. Rocafuerte is also a current fellow of the 2019 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program. Having created various installations at Museum of Human Achievement, Mexic-Arte Museum as well as public SXSW activations for HBO; Rocafuerte aims to explore installation work ranging from Museums and public spaces. They are also part of Chulita Vinyl Club, a vinyl collective for women and non-binary people of color.  Favorite Book: Asterios Polyp  Feminist Icon: Olvido Gara  Favorite Artist: Nina Chanel Abney  Austin Gem: Peace Bakery  Where to find them: @r0cafuerte

NATALIA ROCAFUERTE, projects and operations coordinator

Natalia Rocafuerte is a multimedia artist, disk-jockey and organizer in Austin, TX. Their work, ranging in practice from audio-video installations to printmaking, is playfully inquisitive of identity and its environment. They obtained their BA in multimedia studies and Art History from Texas State University in 2017. In 2018 they were awarded Jolt Texas Grant for a performance border artists as well as a city grant for a mural projects in Austin's immigrant school district. Rocafuerte is also a current fellow of the 2019 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program. Having created various installations at Museum of Human Achievement, Mexic-Arte Museum as well as public SXSW activations for HBO; Rocafuerte aims to explore installation work ranging from Museums and public spaces. They are also part of Chulita Vinyl Club, a vinyl collective for women and non-binary people of color.

Favorite Book: Asterios Polyp

Feminist Icon: Olvido Gara

Favorite Artist: Nina Chanel Abney

Austin Gem: Peace Bakery

Where to find them: @r0cafuerte

Alex perez-puelles
board member

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A’nysha fortenberry
communication design assistant

A’NYSHA FORTENBERRY,  communication design assistant    A'nysha is a cat lover, and an enchilada enthusiast with a keen appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Originally from Los Fresnos, a small farm town in South Texas, she moved to Austin in 2015 to attend The University of Texas at Austin. This spring she will be graduating with a bachelor's of science in Advertising, and a focus in media planning and strategy. Her professional passions include brand strategy, event coordination, and increasing intersectional diversity in fields related to advertising and marketing. She exhibits the latter passion through the coordination of events such as the Job's Not Done conference she co - coordinated in 2018. The basis of the conference was to bring local advertising and public relations professionals together to share experiences and ideas on how the industry can aggressively move forward with diversity and inclusion efforts. When she is not coordinating events she enjoys thrifting, and mentoring.    Favorite book:  Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs by Nathalie Molina Niño   Feminist icon:  Tracee Ellis Ross   Favorite artists:  Florence + the Machine, Rico Nasty, and NAO  Austin gem:  Blanton Museum of Art   Where to find her:  Trying on dad pants at Savers, or on Instagram at @anyshafortenberry

A’NYSHA FORTENBERRY, communication design assistant

A'nysha is a cat lover, and an enchilada enthusiast with a keen appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Originally from Los Fresnos, a small farm town in South Texas, she moved to Austin in 2015 to attend The University of Texas at Austin. This spring she will be graduating with a bachelor's of science in Advertising, and a focus in media planning and strategy. Her professional passions include brand strategy, event coordination, and increasing intersectional diversity in fields related to advertising and marketing. She exhibits the latter passion through the coordination of events such as the Job's Not Done conference she co - coordinated in 2018. The basis of the conference was to bring local advertising and public relations professionals together to share experiences and ideas on how the industry can aggressively move forward with diversity and inclusion efforts. When she is not coordinating events she enjoys thrifting, and mentoring.

Favorite book: Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs by Nathalie Molina Niño
Feminist icon: Tracee Ellis Ross
Favorite artists: Florence + the Machine, Rico Nasty, and NAO
Austin gem: Blanton Museum of Art
Where to find her: Trying on dad pants at Savers, or on Instagram at @anyshafortenberry

Jasmine brooks
board member

JASMINE BROOKS,  board member    Jas is a Graphic Designer and Visual Artist based in Austin, Texas, by way of Oakland, California. She specializes in Branding, Illustration, and Photography that she enjoys fusing together whenever she can. Jas creates illustrations that encapsulate vivid colors and dynamic shapes. Her photography skills and eye for portraiture help set the scene and often serve as the initial inspiration she builds off of to create composition that doesn't typically exist in reality. As an artist that is still growing and learning each day, Jas is constantly thinking of ways to improve her practices, better her skills and continue to be creatively engaged while exploring new art forms that help her best express herself and/or execute a project. Her inspirations include Keith Heiring, Mike Perry, and Paula Sher whose styles all tend to be reflected in her work and creative thinking.

JASMINE BROOKS, board member

Jas is a Graphic Designer and Visual Artist based in Austin, Texas, by way of Oakland, California. She specializes in Branding, Illustration, and Photography that she enjoys fusing together whenever she can. Jas creates illustrations that encapsulate vivid colors and dynamic shapes. Her photography skills and eye for portraiture help set the scene and often serve as the initial inspiration she builds off of to create composition that doesn't typically exist in reality. As an artist that is still growing and learning each day, Jas is constantly thinking of ways to improve her practices, better her skills and continue to be creatively engaged while exploring new art forms that help her best express herself and/or execute a project. Her inspirations include Keith Heiring, Mike Perry, and Paula Sher whose styles all tend to be reflected in her work and creative thinking.

2019 programming committee

• Coelina Edwards • Kaia Adams • Tess Cagle • Sydney Greene • Cara Cate • Cynthia Munoz • Vittoria Criss • Mélissa Peng • Kristina Gonzalez (2018 member) • Isabella Toledo (2018 member) • Alex Perez-Puelles (2018 member) • Jen Rachid (2018 member) • Deeksha Srinath (2018 member) • Xochi Solis (2018 member) • Keisha Gillis (2018 member) • Nina Rose Bailey (2018 member) • Jasmine Robinson (2018 member) • Mireydi Mendieta (2018 member)


SYNDNEY GREENE, committee member   Sydney Greene is a creative based in Austin, Texas, where by day, she works in Texas politics, and by night, she's a freelance journalist. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Sydney moved to Austin in 2018 for a fellowship with the Texas Tribune, where she reported on immigration, healthcare, and politics. Currently, Sydney works for a political consulting firm in Austin, where she helps progressive candidates, clients, and organizations elevate and deliver their messages and ideas across Texas through print and digital communications. When she's not helping run campaigns, Sydney writes and reports on gender, culture, and lifestyle. Her writing has been featured in variety of publications including Texas Monthly, The Austin Chronicle, Teen Vogue, USA Today, and more. Sydney's personal and professional goals are to bring marginalized voices to the forefront of our policies and conversations through innovative storytelling and collaborative community action.  Favorite Book: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Feminist Icon: Audre Lorde  Favorite Artist: Beyonce and Stevie Wonder  Austin Gem: Lady Bird Lake boardwalk.  Where to find her: At a local thrift store or on Instagram @sydney_verde.

SYNDNEY GREENE, committee member

Sydney Greene is a creative based in Austin, Texas, where by day, she works in Texas politics, and by night, she's a freelance journalist. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Sydney moved to Austin in 2018 for a fellowship with the Texas Tribune, where she reported on immigration, healthcare, and politics. Currently, Sydney works for a political consulting firm in Austin, where she helps progressive candidates, clients, and organizations elevate and deliver their messages and ideas across Texas through print and digital communications. When she's not helping run campaigns, Sydney writes and reports on gender, culture, and lifestyle. Her writing has been featured in variety of publications including Texas Monthly, The Austin Chronicle, Teen Vogue, USA Today, and more. Sydney's personal and professional goals are to bring marginalized voices to the forefront of our policies and conversations through innovative storytelling and collaborative community action.

Favorite Book: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Feminist Icon: Audre Lorde

Favorite Artist: Beyonce and Stevie Wonder

Austin Gem: Lady Bird Lake boardwalk.

Where to find her: At a local thrift store or on Instagram @sydney_verde.

SYDNEY GREENE

TESS CAGLE-ROLLI,  committee member    Tess Cagle-Rolli is a photographer, writer, and community organizer in Austin, Texas. Originally from McAllen, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, Tess’ first loves were the $6 corn taco combo at Taqueria El Zarape, chamoyadas, and palm trees. She’s been based in Austin since 2013, when she moved to study journalism and cultural anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. Tess currently runs her own photography business, Tess Cagle Photography, where she helps entrepreneurs, creatives, lovers, and families feel seen and share their stories visually. Additionally, she writes TV and film reviews for the Daily Dot and SEO articles for a variety of Austin-based companies. In 2018, she founded Womxn In Music ATX, a networking and advocacy organization for womxn in the Austin music industry. Because of her upbringing along the south Texas border and her studies in cultural anthropology, Tess believes it’s important to strive for inclusivity, equity, and justice for everyone. She is a Christian who stands for reproductive justice, intersectional feminism, and against white supremacy.  Favorite Book: Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She? by Molly Ivins  Feminist Icon: Ida B. Wells  Favorite Artist: First Aid Kit  Austin Gem: Cow Tipping Creamery  Where to find her: At the dog park with my golden retriever, Martha, or on Instagram at @tesscaglephotography

TESS CAGLE-ROLLI, committee member

Tess Cagle-Rolli is a photographer, writer, and community organizer in Austin, Texas. Originally from McAllen, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, Tess’ first loves were the $6 corn taco combo at Taqueria El Zarape, chamoyadas, and palm trees. She’s been based in Austin since 2013, when she moved to study journalism and cultural anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. Tess currently runs her own photography business, Tess Cagle Photography, where she helps entrepreneurs, creatives, lovers, and families feel seen and share their stories visually. Additionally, she writes TV and film reviews for the Daily Dot and SEO articles for a variety of Austin-based companies. In 2018, she founded Womxn In Music ATX, a networking and advocacy organization for womxn in the Austin music industry. Because of her upbringing along the south Texas border and her studies in cultural anthropology, Tess believes it’s important to strive for inclusivity, equity, and justice for everyone. She is a Christian who stands for reproductive justice, intersectional feminism, and against white supremacy.

Favorite Book: Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She? by Molly Ivins

Feminist Icon: Ida B. Wells

Favorite Artist: First Aid Kit

Austin Gem: Cow Tipping Creamery

Where to find her: At the dog park with my golden retriever, Martha, or on Instagram at @tesscaglephotography

TESS CAGLE-ROLLI

VITTORIA CRISS,  committee member    Vittoria Criss is an epidemiologist who grew up in Naples, Italy and Washington, DC. She moved to Austin in 2015 to complete her Master’s practicum at AIDS Services of Austin, and previously conducted research on HIV prevention for people of color and telehealth interventions for transgender women of color. In her current work as an epidemiologist she analyzes data and coordinates programs to prevent the spread of Viral Hepatitis in Texas. Vittoria is passionate about health equity and revolutionizing our approach to public health by actively involving and prioritizing the communities we serve. In her downtime Vittoria enjoys taking her dog Leo on adventures, reading dystopian fiction, and baking.  Favorite Book: It’s a tie between The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell  Feminist Icon: Angela Davis  Favorite Artist: Frank Ocean/Jhene Aiko/Shakira  Austin Gem: Granny’s Tacos  Where to find her: @okayvitt on insta or on the patio at Shangrila

VITTORIA CRISS, committee member

Vittoria Criss is an epidemiologist who grew up in Naples, Italy and Washington, DC. She moved to Austin in 2015 to complete her Master’s practicum at AIDS Services of Austin, and previously conducted research on HIV prevention for people of color and telehealth interventions for transgender women of color. In her current work as an epidemiologist she analyzes data and coordinates programs to prevent the spread of Viral Hepatitis in Texas. Vittoria is passionate about health equity and revolutionizing our approach to public health by actively involving and prioritizing the communities we serve. In her downtime Vittoria enjoys taking her dog Leo on adventures, reading dystopian fiction, and baking.

Favorite Book: It’s a tie between The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Feminist Icon: Angela Davis

Favorite Artist: Frank Ocean/Jhene Aiko/Shakira

Austin Gem: Granny’s Tacos

Where to find her: @okayvitt on insta or on the patio at Shangrila

VITTORIA CRISS

JASMINE ROBINSON,  committee member    Jasmine Robinson is the founder/executive director of the grassroots non profit, "Collegiate Mom Coalition, Movement Mujeres Fellow, speaker, community organizer and mentor to college moms. Originally from Houston TX, she move to Austin TX 3 years ago with her husband and daughters Kenadie (10) and Kimora (9). She is a graduate of the HBCU Prairie View A&M University with a bachelor's of Architecture and a Masters of Community Development.  Favorite Book: Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford  Feminist Icon: Maya Angelou  Favorite Artist: The Queen B - Beyonce  Austin Gem: Native Hostel  Where to find her: @jwiggins2 or @collegiatemoms

JASMINE ROBINSON, committee member

Jasmine Robinson is the founder/executive director of the grassroots non profit, "Collegiate Mom Coalition, Movement Mujeres Fellow, speaker, community organizer and mentor to college moms. Originally from Houston TX, she move to Austin TX 3 years ago with her husband and daughters Kenadie (10) and Kimora (9). She is a graduate of the HBCU Prairie View A&M University with a bachelor's of Architecture and a Masters of Community Development.

Favorite Book: Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford

Feminist Icon: Maya Angelou

Favorite Artist: The Queen B - Beyonce

Austin Gem: Native Hostel

Where to find her: @jwiggins2 or @collegiatemoms

JASMINE ROBINSON

NINA ROSE BAILEY,  committee member    Nina Rose Bailey is a social service advocate, and has been for 15+ years. Her long-time work includes assisting low-income and/or low-resource communities; mainly working with POC. Her work in the social service field include trauma, mental health, community outreach, and restorative justice. Nina Rose is also the founder of The R.O.S.E. Project (Recognizing Our Strength and Excellence) where she creates safe spaces for girls to speak up and also connect with one another on topics such as healthy relationships, conflict resolution, body image, and other subjects that have emotional, mental, and or physical affects on young women today. Outside of social justice, Nina Rose is beginning to claim herself as a writer, and is also passionate about creating natural skincare products that have not only beauty, but positive health benefits.  Favorite Book: Ruby  Feminist Icon: Nina Simone  Favorite Artist: Maze  Favorite Austin Gem: Veracruz Naturals  Where to find her: Instagram: @glow_up_and_show_up @rose_evolved FB: @iamtheroseproject

NINA ROSE BAILEY, committee member

Nina Rose Bailey is a social service advocate, and has been for 15+ years. Her long-time work includes assisting low-income and/or low-resource communities; mainly working with POC. Her work in the social service field include trauma, mental health, community outreach, and restorative justice. Nina Rose is also the founder of The R.O.S.E. Project (Recognizing Our Strength and Excellence) where she creates safe spaces for girls to speak up and also connect with one another on topics such as healthy relationships, conflict resolution, body image, and other subjects that have emotional, mental, and or physical affects on young women today. Outside of social justice, Nina Rose is beginning to claim herself as a writer, and is also passionate about creating natural skincare products that have not only beauty, but positive health benefits.

Favorite Book: Ruby

Feminist Icon: Nina Simone

Favorite Artist: Maze

Favorite Austin Gem: Veracruz Naturals

Where to find her: Instagram: @glow_up_and_show_up @rose_evolved FB: @iamtheroseproject

NINA ROSE BAILEY

KRISTINA GONZALEZ,  committee member    A creative and logistical badass, Kristina is the Project Manager for Party at the Moontower (a minority and woman-owned event furniture rental company), and recently founded in bold company, an online journal sharing untold stories about cultural identity by womxn of color.  Favorite Book: All The Light We Cannot See  Feminist Icon: Gina Rodriguez  Favorite Artist: Currently loving: Amber Mark  Austin Gem: Zilker Park in the am with my dog, Monkey  Where to find her: @kristinaperdida @inboldcompany

KRISTINA GONZALEZ, committee member

A creative and logistical badass, Kristina is the Project Manager for Party at the Moontower (a minority and woman-owned event furniture rental company), and recently founded in bold company, an online journal sharing untold stories about cultural identity by womxn of color.

Favorite Book: All The Light We Cannot See

Feminist Icon: Gina Rodriguez

Favorite Artist: Currently loving: Amber Mark

Austin Gem: Zilker Park in the am with my dog, Monkey

Where to find her: @kristinaperdida @inboldcompany

KRISTINA GONZALEZ

CYNTHIA MUÑOZ,  committee member    Cynthia Muñoz was born and raised in Austin, TX. Under the name Cindy Popp, she creates visual art inspired by fashion editorials, makeup artists on Instagram, B movies, clowns, and comedy. She has a professional and personal passion for community engagement, gender equality, and diversity & inclusion. She lives on the east side with her husband and cat where they collect clocks, VHS, and novelty drinkware. She listens to Rihanna nearly every day and doesn't have a middle name.  Favorite Book: It's a tie between The Abortion by Richard Brautigan and Geek Love by Katherine Dunn  Feminist Icon: Frida Kahlo  Favorite Artists: rihanna/selena/bjork  Austin Gem: I <3 Video  Where to find her: @cindy.popp/www.cindy-popp.com/Gourmand's every Wednesday for trivia

CYNTHIA MUÑOZ, committee member

Cynthia Muñoz was born and raised in Austin, TX. Under the name Cindy Popp, she creates visual art inspired by fashion editorials, makeup artists on Instagram, B movies, clowns, and comedy. She has a professional and personal passion for community engagement, gender equality, and diversity & inclusion. She lives on the east side with her husband and cat where they collect clocks, VHS, and novelty drinkware. She listens to Rihanna nearly every day and doesn't have a middle name.

Favorite Book: It's a tie between The Abortion by Richard Brautigan and Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Feminist Icon: Frida Kahlo

Favorite Artists: rihanna/selena/bjork

Austin Gem: I <3 Video

Where to find her: @cindy.popp/www.cindy-popp.com/Gourmand's every Wednesday for trivia

CYNTHIA MUÑOZ

DEEKSHA SRINATH,  committee member       Deeksha sits at the intersection of art and tech. Her multidisciplinary background has led her to being passionate about place-making, effective collaboration, health equity and anti-racist work. She prefers calling over texting, walking over Lyfting and enjoys building seasonal playlists. She loves that Austin water activities are equally pliable to being exercise &amp; lounge friendly and marvelling at the dogs on the Auditorium shores dock.  Feminist Icon: Jasbir Puar  Austin Gem: Cenote  Where to find her: @deeksha_0320, The Cookbook

DEEKSHA SRINATH, committee member


Deeksha sits at the intersection of art and tech. Her multidisciplinary background has led her to being passionate about place-making, effective collaboration, health equity and anti-racist work. She prefers calling over texting, walking over Lyfting and enjoys building seasonal playlists. She loves that Austin water activities are equally pliable to being exercise & lounge friendly and marvelling at the dogs on the Auditorium shores dock.

Feminist Icon: Jasbir Puar

Austin Gem: Cenote

Where to find her: @deeksha_0320, The Cookbook

Deeksha Srinath