Larissa Hayden is an event maker, history communicator, and community organizer located in New York City.
She currently organizes & teaches at The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies , a series recommended by the likes of The New York Times and Time Out New York. As part of public public-engagement efforts around history, she consults with New York institutions, like The Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Historical Society, to create events around history.
In a decidedly more modern pursuit, she also creates culturally connected experiences for some of the biggest companies in the world as Brand Marketing/ Experiential Strategy Director at 160over90 (an Endeavor company).
Previously, as an experiences asst. director at Atlas Obscura for four years, Larissa created once-in-a-lifetime experiences around the country, for groups of explorers from 4,000 to 4. The startup attracted a significant investment from Airbnb, largely due to the quality and curation of Atlas Obscura events, and became Airbnb Experience’s largest partnership.
As a longtime member of New York’s DIY art scene, Larissa also helped run an arts/ music small business called The Silent Barn Arts Collective , and has played a part in numerous underground events from alleyways and waterways.