Austin Farrow is the Administrative and Executive Associate for the Leadership Division at the Aspen Institute. Hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana, Austin is a nonprofit administrator with an innate passion for connection and conversation. Prior to joining the Institute, Austin worked in the Social Impact department at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts where he managed the Kennedy Center Next 50 program and advanced the Center’s year-round Millennium Stage series. A scholar of William Shakespeare and August Wilson, Austin holds a BFA (magna cum laude) in Theatre with a concentration in acting from Howard University and an MA in Arts Management from American University. He has received accreditation with the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in its Art of Luxury program as well as Classical Acting certificates with the British American Drama Academy in both its Midsummer in Oxford and London Theater programs. Austin will be graduating May 2023 with a Master’s in Legal Studies in Business from American University’s Washington College of Law.