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UBC, Wayne, PA: April, 2004-present. Multimedia producer.
tall girl shorts, freelance video, graphics and web design: November, 2000 to present.
Rock Creek Productions, Asheville, NC: June, 2003-April, 2004. AVID Editor.
Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC: January, 2001-February, 2003. Adjunct instructor.
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA: January-December, 2000. Adjunct instructor.
Discover Films, New Orleans, LA: October, 1999-December, 2000. Web designer; camera operator.
The Teenage Girls Documentary Project, Dir. by Julie Gustafson, New Orleans, LA: June, 1997-September, 1998. Worked with teenage video makers to make video diaries about their lives; instructed these teen videomakers in basic video pre-production, production and editing. Edited segments for the feature length documentary.
Children's Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA: June, 1996-June, 1997. Edited programs shot and directed by, for, or about children.
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA: June, 1995-June, 1997. Produced, shot and edited short documentaries about the importance of arts and after school programs administered through this community-based arts center.
Channel 55, Temple University Office of Television Services, Philadelphia, PA: January-June, 1995. Produced "Temple Talks" series; shot and edited various video programs for Temple University.
Temple University Department of Film & Media Arts, Philadelphia, PA: August, 1995-June, 1996: Taught undergraduate classes in Screenwriting and Introduction to Media Arts. Wrote grant proposals for North Philadelphia media literacy project.
e d u c a t i o n
Fulbright Scholar, Dublin, Ireland: 1998-1999
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA: MFA in Film & Media Arts, 2000
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH: BA in Creative Writing and Romance Languages, 1991