about Gerald Jean-Baptiste
Intern Programs Specialist
Gerald Jean-Baptiste hails from the great city of Miami and is of proud Haitian descent. Gerald had the privilege to study at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and received his Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) in Film and Television in 2012. As an emerging filmmaker, Gerald has directed various shorts, his most notable work is his thesis film entitled The Choice. This film tells the story of a low-income teenager from Brooklyn combating peer pressure and bullying in the academic setting. The Choice won best undergraduate screenplay and third place overall at the 2014 First Run Film Festival. After Gerald completed his studies at NYU, he felt impassioned to return to Miami and improve the education system that he arose from. Gerald was then inducted as a 2012 Teach For America Miami-Dade Corps Member and was placed at Miami Edison Senior High. He had the fortune of teaching English Language Learners at Miami Edison, many of whom were recent Haitian immigrants. Gerald then received a master’s degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus on Arts in Education. Gerald currently works at Google as an Intern Programs Specialist. He is using his influence in staffing to drive initiatives tied diverse and inclusive hiring.
CBE is building the necessary networks that Black professionals can use to create agency within our communities and dictate overdue systemic change.