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Corey DePina



Corey DePina (he/him) is an accomplished rapper, a skilled workshop and program facilitator, and a longtime participant in ZUMIX programs. He has done workshops on the history of hip-hop, creative writing, and Performance at numerous city-wide agencies. Corey’s professional career outside academia includes serving on the committee and hosting Critical Breakdown, Boston’s largest and longest-running all-ages open mic event. Corey was influential in helping ZUMIX develop its award-winning curriculum, which was nationally recognized by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2011. In 2019 he received the 2019 Institute for Nonprofit Management Change Maker Award. In 2020, Corey Founded the FOGO Project and received the 2020 State House Black Excellence on the Hill Award.

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