Craig Rosen received a B.A. in English from George Washington University and an M.F.A. from Columbia University film school. Originally from Washington D.C., Rosen was lead singer in Static Disruptors, a band he formed at college, and produced a single of a rap song he wrote and performed called, “D.C. Groove.” He has taught poetry writing in numerous settings, including to teens at the Juvenile Justice Center in Oxnard, Gateway and Oak View continuation high schools, and members of the Tequio Youth, part of the Mixteco Indigenous Community Organizing Project. He has edited six chap books of poems by youth, published with support from the Ventura County Office of Education.
Rosen manages the Arts & Youth Justice Program for VCAC, a recipient of consecutive JUMPStArts grant awards from the California Arts Council. He also produces and hosts a radio program in partnership with CAPS Media in Ventura: Teen Centric. Rosen has produced documentaries, short films and one feature-length movie and written several original screenplays. His passion is working with underserved communities and the arts, providing a platform for underrepresented voices.