Meet Our New Staff Members!

on November 2, 2020

We’re thrilled for you to meet our new staff members, Gilda and Francisco! Gilda is our new Associate Director of Communications, and Francisco is our Inside Out Community Arts (IOCA) Programs Assistant. We asked them a few introductory questions. See what they had to say! 


Briefly introduce yourself and explain your position at P.S. ARTS.

Gilda standing in front of her bookcase.

Hi! My name is Gilda Davidian and I recently joined P.S. ARTS as the Associate Director of Communications. My role includes overseeing communications in its various forms for the organization. Additionally, I raise awareness of the work that P.S. ARTS does and the positive impact it creates by providing high-quality arts education for so many communities.

What book is currently on your nightstand?

I am currently enjoying The Idiot by Elif Batuman, a funny coming-of-age novel about a girl in her first year of college and her experiences with words and love and the ups and downs of self-discovery.

What is currently the most played song you’ve been listening to?

When I need a quick boost, I listen to “Take on Me” by A-Ha. It always gets me dancing. For a more relaxing vibe, my family loves Vince Guaraldi. My kids have had Robert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine on heavy rotation recently, which I enjoy too.

Where is your favorite place to view or take part in art in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles has such a vibrant art scene. There’s so much to take in! I love the programming coming out of smaller art spaces and community centers like the Women’s Center for Creative Work and Clockshop. I like seeing exhibitions that pose questions or bring things together in ways that expand our ideas of the world. 

What famous person, either dead or alive, would you choose to take out for coffee?

I would love to sit with Maya Angelou and hear her talk about anything…and everything! I would also love to have a coffee and pick up roadside litter with David Sedaris, since that is a pastime of his.


Briefly introduce yourself and explain your position at P.S. ARTS.

Francisco stands in front of his bookcase.

Hi! My name is Francisco Uribe, and I’m the Inside Out Community Arts Program Assistant. My responsibilities include administrative and logistical support, as well as supporting our wonderful Teaching Artists.

What book is currently on your nightstand?

Last Evenings on Earth, a collection of complex but provocative short stories by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño.

What is currently the most played song you’ve been listening to?

“Pride and Joy,” by Stevie Ray Vaughan. I love blues guitar!

Where is your favorite place to view or take part in art in Los Angeles?

The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, as well as the Laemmle Theatre; they play a lot of great arthouse films there.

What famous person, either dead or alive, would you choose to take out for coffee?

Emiliano Zapata. 


Thank you, Gilda and Francisco! We are so excited to have you as our new staff members. To learn more about our whole team click here.

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