Throughout her career, Claudia Robaina’s personal mission has been to nurture creative individuals to reach their full potential. A musician herself, she dedicated a decade to classical music management while at Columbia Artists Management and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. At both organizations, she managed and empowered the careers of hundreds of conductors, instrumentalists, and composers. Claudia’s reputation as a thoughtful leader, effective producer, and personable manager has led her to cultivate strong working relationships with Yo-Yo Ma, André Previn, Yefim Bronfman, Colin Currie, and John Williams, among other professional collaborators including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Silk Road Ensemble, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Aspen Ideas Festival.
In her role as program manager of the Director’s Fellows, Claudia strengthens the foundation of this remarkable program by connecting the Fellows to the Media Lab’s antidisciplinary vision, engaging in collaboration with the Lab’s community, and encouraging the Fellows to become agents of change and international ambassadors for the Media Lab.