Derek Schwartz joined NEFA in July 2018 as program associate for the National Theater Project. Prior to NEFA, Derek served in multiple roles in communications, production, and content creation. Before moving to Boston, he served as a visitor member service associate at the St. Louis Art Museum, and held roles in production at a live music venue and producing live in-studio sessions at local radio stations in St. Louis, MO. He has worked with multiple news publications as a freelance music journalist and continues to work as a freelance designer, and photographer. Born in Wayland, MA, Derek grew up in Concord, MA, and holds a B.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis. He lives in Allston, MA.