Event Title

Panel Session #3 – Crossing Boundaries


DUC - East Ballroom

Start Date

28-2-2020 3:30 PM

End Date

28-2-2020 4:30 PM


Crossing Boundaries – what kind of systemic changes are needed in business, law, media and the arts to foster a truly inclusive environment? Moderated by author and Pacific faculty member Macelle Mahala.

Connect on Social Media

Jennifer Musselman @JenMusselman

Anna NtiAsare-Tubbs @annas_tea_

Chinwenwa Ohanele, LinkedIn

Samantha Juneman @mayjuneman

Macelle Mahala, LinkedIn

Speaker Bio(s)

Jennifer Musselman, MFT, merges her license as a psychotherapist with her Fortune 500 executive experience to transform individuals, cultures, and leadership at The Musselman Institute for Leadership Insight and Marriage Therapy, PC. She is a former Entertainment Public Relations Executive for MTV Networks' Kids and Family Entertainment and interim CEO for beGlammed (merged with Priv), an on-demand hair and makeup company. She holds a Masters degree from Pepperdine in Clinical Psychology and is completing her Doctorate at USC in Change Management and Leadership. Her business focuses on inspiring psychological wellness, inclusivity and play to create harmony, alignment and equity for people and brands in the entertainment, technology, venture capital and healthcare industries. She is licensed by the Board of Behavioral Science (BBS) and believes in inspiring movement through science, connection and emotional intelligence.

Anna Nti-Asare-Tubbs is a writer and PhD student. She holds a Masters in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelors in Medical Anthropology from Stanford University. Anna's research, writing, and talks are centered on gender and race issues in the US, especially as these relate to politics and education. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Sociology at the University of Cambridge as a Bill and Melinda Gates scholar. She recently accepted her first book deal and she is also the First Partner of Stockton.

Chinwe Ohanele is a content-junkie, amateur artist, and life-long student of Pan-African art and culture. Attorney and Co-founder of BIAYA Consulting. Chinwe’s professional and personal interest centers on the role intellectual property ownership and exploitation will play in the digital age, global storytelling, and audience behavior change. She is also keenly passionate about how African creatives can utilize their unique stories to bring about sustainable economic development within their communities. Through her work with UNICON, a comic convention she co-founded in Lagos, she is already working towards these objectives and looks forward to the future of African storytelling.

Samantha Juneman is VP of Commercial Partnerships, helps Universal Music Group artists share their music with music fans across the globe. Before her tenure at UMG, Sam worked for a number of different digital agencies building successful digital communities and crafting social media strategy for Fortune 500 companies. Sam has always found herself most comfortable working in the cross hairs of pioneering the digital space with global music communities. Sam’s also a violinist and works with organizations like Rock Camp for Girls to further music education for a diverse group of youth.

Macelle Mahala writes about the intersection between art, race, and civic engagement. She is the author of Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). Her second book, Shaping the City: African American Theatre Institutions and Urban Arts Ecologies is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press. Her essay, “Asserting Black Subjectivity on the German Stage,” was published in the critical anthology After Failure: New Essays on the Cultural Politics and Philosophy of Failure in Performance and Theatre by Routledge in 2019. Other writing appears in Theatre Journal; Theatre Topics; Continuum; Women & Performance; and XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics. As a theatre artist she has worked with The Illusion Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Penumbra Theatre Company, Pillsbury House Theatre, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Soap Factory, South Coast Repertory Theatre, and others. She is associate professor of English and Media X and serves as the Humanities Center Director at the University of the Pacific.

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Feb 28th, 3:30 PM Feb 28th, 4:30 PM

Panel Session #3 – Crossing Boundaries

DUC - East Ballroom

Crossing Boundaries – what kind of systemic changes are needed in business, law, media and the arts to foster a truly inclusive environment? Moderated by author and Pacific faculty member Macelle Mahala.