Lori H. Ersolmaz, founder of Voices of Hope Productions is an entrepreneur, visual storyteller, multimedia content producer and grassroots media outreach professional. Lori has diverse experience working with Fortune 200 corporations, nonprofit organizations and policy think-tanks on marketing, communication design and new media initiatives. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Rider University in the Communication and Journalism Department, and the Film and Media Studies Program. Lori advocates for a diverse media culture, rich with collective voices, illuminating stories not often heard in the mainstream media. She has served on a nonprofit board and was a founding member of the New Jersey Integrated Justice Alliance, a solution-oriented group of organizations that generates and supports effective public policies before, during, and after incarceration. Lori is an active social justice, education, health, environment and media reform advocate with a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies and Film from The New School, a university with a history of progressive thought and service to others. Lori uses her diverse skills, experiences and energy to develop short documentary films, photographic stories, grassroots media and film poetry as a tool for dialogue, civic engagement and ultimately—social change.