Ivan joins Taft from The Ross School (NY), where he was a professor of film and media studies for five years. He received his BFA from New York University in film and television production. His previous experience includes the Yale Exploration Summer Program, the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), One Race Primera Toma Film Clinic, and STEP into the Arts at NYU. Prior to becoming an educator, Ivan worked as a freelance filmmaker in New York City where some of his clients included HBO, Hugo Boss, and HGTV. Ivan lives on CPT 4, works with film students in the afternoon, and assists with JV baseball.