Yael Swerdlow is the CEO of F.8 Interactive, a trans media start up that focuses on creating video games/software that inspire and elevate the human condition. She is co-founder of the Women’s Empowerment Foundation, and on the Board of the Hadassah Brandeis Institute, as well as Co-Chair of the National Leadership Council of Games For Change. As CEO of Dip Pouch Consulting, Yael is the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy’s official liaison to the Consular Corps in Southern California. Yael also serves as a media literacy and advocacy educator for both the Museum of Tolerance’s Multicultural Leadership Project and the San Diego Anti-Defamation League’s Manhigim Institute. A native Angeleno, Yael has been a freelance photojournalist based in Los Angeles for over thirty years.