Helena Brantley is Co-curator of Berkeleyside's Uncharted: the Berkeley Festival of Ideas. In 2015 and 2016, she served as the festival publicist.
In 2005, Helena relocated to the Bay Area from Washington, DC, to manage book publicity campaigns for HarperCollins in San Francisco, where she led a New York Times bestselling book campaign during each year of her tenure. In 2011, Helena started Red Pencil Publicity and Marketing, which blends traditional and social media to promote books and events. In 2014 and 2015, Helena served as festival publicist for the Bay Area Book Festival and is on the board of Left Margin Lit in Berkeley.