Norma Jean-Straw

Norma’s work is consistently recognized for quality, innovation and impact. She has received two national Emmy nominations for Outstand Series, 100+ episodes of TV have garnered 16 nominations and 2 wins in various categories; received Parent’s Choice awards, and an Environmental Media Award. Her first feature film premiered in dramatic competition at Sundance in 2004. ​

Norma is also a life-long believer in social change and active community engagement, helping to launch the Americorps and Learn and Serve America programs in the mid-90s and working with public schools to increase student engagement. She has served as an advisor and board
member to many non-profit organizations including two national boards: The Points of Light Foundation and YMCA of the USA. As president of the Capitol Hill Community Council in Seattle she helped develop the 12th Ave Arts complex for affordable housing and non-profit arts space.