Yan Snead is the Manager of Communications and Media Strategy at the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice. She grew up with a deep passion for digital strategy and branding, and an urge to build and strengthen connections between brands, organizations, and companies and their audiences.
Yan grew up in the suburbs of Trenton, New Jersey. She spent her earlier years as an undergraduate student honing her digital skill set writing as a freelance music journalist, graphic and web designer. Yan spent 8 years working her craft within the entertainment industry as a freelance Brand Strategist and Media Personality. She is the Editor-In-Chief of Long Island based media production agency, Dinner Land Network, and has worked with artists and brands including: Grammy Award winning producer Chase N. Cashe and his Can't Buy Respect Agency, Audiomack, KicksUSA, and more. Her work has been featured within The Rapfest, Bluntiq Magazine, ItsBizkit.com, Bossip, among others.
Prior to joining Katal, from 2016-2018 Yan taught 6th-8th grade students at Joyce Kilmer Middle School where she was deeply exposed to the inadequate and unequal educational systems that exist within inner cities. Her experience with these children instilled in her a deep concern and passion for their futures and the current state of the educational system within low-income communities.
An accomplished digital strategist, Yan joined Katal committed to helping to build with people within the same communities that these very artists and disadvantaged children come from.
Yan is a graduate of Kean University and holds a Bachelors in Communications, Public Relations concentration, and a Minor in Music.