Tamila D. Gresham is the founder & CEO of Represent, a nonprofit working to reach equal media representation in film, television, & theater for people of color, women, the LGBT community, folks with disabilities, and all those who live at intersections of these identities. Represent utilizes a three-pronged approach that incorporates Education, Guidance, & Engagement. Represent's work includes creating a free Los Angeles-based acting, screenwriting, & filmmaking school for aspiring underrepresented talent, providing Diversity & Inclusion consulting services for industry gatekeepers, & spearheading digital activism aimed at influencing the entertainment industry to diversify in front of and behind the camera. Over the years, Represent’s engagement of digital activist communities has influenced TV shows such as Glee and compelled award show executives to properly recognize and honor the talent of diverse actors. In 2014, Represent’s Spotlight on Diversity brought together talent from Orange is the New Black, Scandal, and more to celebrate hard won progress and discuss the future of LGBT media representation. Ms. Gresham founded Represent during her tenure as a Teach For America corps member where she taught 6th grade reading for three years before matriculating to law school. In 2015, Ms. Gresham earned her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law. As an attorney, she worked for the California Attorney General before leaving to devote herself to her nonprofit work full time. Ms. Gresham also holds bachelor’s degrees in both Sociology and Philosophy from Missouri State University.