Katie Hazard (yes that’s her real last name) is the Co-Lead of Burning Man’s Central Arts Team. She coordinates and serves on the BRC Honoraria Committee, and manages art processes, people, and placement - all toward having the most awesome art possible in Black Rock City and beyond. She’s been passionate about arts administration and grants management for many years; she has a degree in Art History from the University of Notre Dame, worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, and spent 10 years at Harvard University as a Senior Grants Manager.
Katie’s first year on playa was 2000, and she volunteered for 10 years (DMV, Man Base Lighting, Fire Conclave, art build crews, theme camp organization) before joining the staff in 2013. Katie is also a certified yoga teacher and has been a practitioner of Buddhist meditation for more than a decade.