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Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

Norrell Thompson

Norrell is CCI's Temporary Program Manager. She is a project manager working in strategy consultation to the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors and is passionate about her work with those on the frontlines of social justice and the expansion of art and culture. 

Norrell has provided project management, consulting assistance, data collection and analysis, and administrative coordination on numerous projects, including the evaluation of Firelight Media’s Documentary Lab; phase II evaluation of Stories of Change for Sundance Institute and Skoll Foundation; a Ford Foundation- funded feasibility study to advance inclusion of disability in the media; strategic planning for Borealis Philanthropy; and the design and start-up of the Pop Culture Collaborative. 

Norrell is a professional vocalist in the genres of salsa, jazz and other more folkloric styles and performs frequently in Los Angeles and occasionally on tour. She has dedicated herself to a life of service, music and community through volunteerism at children’s hospitals, children’s courts, serving the homeless, and through her work with animals. A native Spanish speaker, Norrell grew up in Puerto Rico and lives in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. in anthropology from UCLA, magna cum laude.