Robyn Bykofsky, Co-Producer and Sound Recorder
Robyn Bykofsky is the Director of Arts and Expression at Youth UpRising in Oakland, California. She was previously Director of Programs and Development at San Francisco’s Ninth Street Independent Film Center where she managed TILT, the youth media education program, and the Media Arts Incubator Program. For 15 years, Robyn has been working closely with Bay Area educators and youth to better engage learners through digital media production. Throughout this time, she has been constructing dozens of media literacy/production workshops, developing curricula, designing TILT’s website, and collaborating with Bay Area arts and community-based organizations. She is co-founder and Steering Committee member of the Bay Area Youth Media Network (BAYMN), organizer of the The National Youth Media Network, and a delegate of the 2014 National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture Leadership Institute
Robyn has designed sound for independent films that have screened at film festivals around the globe – San Francisco International Film Festival, Marbella, Spain International Film Festival, Los Angeles International, The Golden Knight Film Festival in Malta, and The New York International Latino Film Festival. She was also the Staff Sound Engineer at the illustrious Berkeley Repertory Theatre for five seasons, where she assisted nationally acclaimed sound designers and was the Sound Designer for the world premier production of Danny Hoch’s Taking Over among other productions. Robyn received her BA in audio and video production from San Francisco State University and holds a Masters in Education with a focus in technology from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Robyn is thrilled to be co-producing Beyond Recognition.