Willa KammererWilla Kammerer
Entrepreneur, Documentary Director, and Storyteller

Willa Kammerer is a documentary director and producer and runs the creative agency Firestarter Interactive. Willa is committed to using film and storytelling to improve the wellbeing of people and the planet and has deep experience working with education institutions, nonprofits, and foundations to bring this vision to life, including as director of the feature-length documentary Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America. Willa began her career as an intern in public radio, studied radio storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, and holds a B.A. in Italian from Middlebury College (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude), as well as professional certificates from Georgetown University in Social Impact Storytelling and Social Impact Partnership Design. She is also a graduate of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

After over a decade of finding home in Vermont, Italy, Maine, and Manhattan, Willa returned home to Rhode Island and lives in Providence with her husband, Greg, and their rescue pup, Trooper, traveling frequently for projects, both around the country and internationally. She is a champion for charting one’s own pathway in life and taking the road less traveled and is passionate about supporting female entrepreneurs.

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