Leni Stoeva is a visual artist and the Creative Placemaking Coordinator for the Soulsville USA neighborhood through Community LIFT. She is a Young Arts Patron, a Salzburg Young Contemporary Innovator of 2016, and an ArtsMemphis Community Engagement Fellow, which has received an Americans for the Arts Robert E. Gard award for creating projects that use the arts as a vehicle for social change and empowerment in specific, disenfranchised Memphis neighborhoods. Ms. Stoeva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and grew up in Memphis, TN. Ms. Stoeva has led arts and culture based programming and events in Soulsville for the past three years. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Memphis College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.