Our Team

Leia Alex 
Executive Director

Leia Alex joined Paintbrush Diplomacy as Director in the spring of 2016. Since then,  she has worked to preserve Paintbrush Diplomacy’s incredible arts collection and continue its programming, including the International Art Exchange Program. Previously, she worked with organizations like International Arts and Artists and the National Peace Corps Association in Washington, D.C. She studied Culture and Politics while at Georgetown University, looking specifically at the intersections between art and diplomacy. She has also worked in theatre and the performing arts, both in D.C. and the San Francisco Bay Area.  As a lifelong artist, Leia loves exploring all different forms of art, including dance, graphic design, painting, and theatre.


Keegan Lillo 
Technical Lead

Keegan joined the Paintbrush Diplomacy team in 2018 to lead the website redesign efforts, integrating the old Online Teaching Museum website into our current platform and making the site more beautiful and user friendly. An Australian native, Keegan grew up in Melbourne and moved to the Bay Area to work in 2014.