Bailey Cool

Bailey Cool

Bailey Cool is the Director of the Patty Disney Center for Life and Work. She has worked at California Institute of the Arts since 2014, in a variety of student-facing and programming roles, including as the Director of Programs and Operations for the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP). As the lead administrator of CAP, Bailey oversaw more than 150 teaching artists across 40 public schools in LAUSD, 12 community centers, serving over 3,000 students a year in LA County. Prior to this Bailey worked at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the University of Texas at Austin, where she coordinated internships and service learning opportunities for graduate students in the LBJ School of Public Policy. Before RGK she worked as a program assistant for the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, which brought together more than 5,000 young social entrepreneurs worldwide to compete for grant funding to support their innovations. Bailey holds a Bachelor's in Media Arts: Film and Television Producing from the University of Arizona and a Master's in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, where her research focused on media literacy and participatory media programs for young adults.