Kerri Schlottman is the Director of External Relations for the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers where she supports creative teens in grades 7-12 by providing scholarships and opportunities for exhibition and publication. Kerri has served the visual and literary arts communities in Detroit and New York City for more than 10 years, holding director-level positions in Development, Operations and External Affairs. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, she held editorial roles in major advertising companies including Leo Burnett and McCann Erickson. In addition, Kerri sits on the board of directors for Kids in Conflict, a nonprofit organization in South Africa providing conflict resolution in potentially volatile domestic situations. Kerri is also the author of three novels, forthcoming through Paper Doll Publishing.