Elisabeth Nails

MoveWell GSR

Elisabeth Nails is producer, poet, and social-worker-in-training at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Administration. At the UCLA Art & Global Health Center she has co-designed and produced arts-based public health interventions in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Thailand, Haiti, India, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. She has served as a creative producer for the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, helping bring to life annual celebrations of health, well-being, performances by celebrity guests and farm-to-table food. She co-produced This is Bruin Life, an UCLA Student Affairs-sponsored arts-driven show about inclusivity and campus climate issues, featuring poetry, theater, dance, and spoken word created and performed by current and alumni students. The show was performed in Pauley Pavilion as part of Welcome Week for all 9,000 incoming first year and transfer students. Elisabeth is a co-founder of the Poetry Society of Los Angeles, where she designs and leads workshops and typewriter poetry installations that have been featured at the Skirball Cultural Center, the Library Foundation, Play the LA River, and Ciclavia. She is a certified Social Emotional Arts facilitator, trained by UCLA Arts & Healing. As a social welfare student, Elisabeth is on the path to becoming a leader in designing arts-based approaches for individuals, groups, and organizations that foster new possibilities for connecting through shared experience, forming innovative partnerships, and generating the collective will power to inspire massive social change.