Nina Barbuto is founder and director of Assemble, a community space for arts + technology. On her own, Nina works in a variety of media including architecture, film, sound, and installation and often explores the idea of recycling noise into a system or elevating the vernacular to the spectacular. Nina co-founded I Made It! Market in 2007. She holds degrees in architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture and Carnegie Mellon University, where she is also adjunct faculty.

She talked to us about growing Assemble and how the organization’s youth programs help instill confidence in boys and girls.