Founder/Director Andrea Hummel is trained in cultural anthropology with a Masters from American University (Washington, DC) and additional studies in refugee affairs and linguistics. In 1991 she founded a consulting firm specializing in cultural diversity and provided trainings, cultural needs assessments and human relations consulting. She taught on the adjunct faculty of the University of Florida and Manatee Community College.
Initially her focus was on preventing conflict (via cultural understanding); now it is on resolving conflict (via improvisations). She is the developer of the cutting-edge I4P (Improv for Peace) method for helping individuals and communities improve empathy and create alternate endings to historical and current conflicts.
Past clients include:
- Micosukee Tribe of Indians
- University of Tampa
- Eckerd College
- Children’s Board of Hillsborough
- Florida Department of Child & Family Services
- Mental Health Center of Tampa