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EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES 09/05 – 12/08
M.F.A., School of Theater, Film and Television

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 08/01 – 05/05
B.A. in English (Honors), Thematic Option Honors Program, magna cum laude Academic minors in Cinema-Television and Philosophy

WORK EXPERIENCE
NBC Universal Sports 02/10
2010 Winter Olympics Post-Production Assistant
: Responsible for logging world feed and NBC footage, fetching digital tapes, assisting in production of recap packages, and performing research for a wide array of winter sports.

Vantage Media 08/09 - Present
Freelance Content Provider
: Contributed research and articles for landing pages for search engine technology to draw prospective students to degree-granting programs.

ABILITY Magazine 03/09 - Present
Reporter and Editor
: Conducted interviews and contributed articles pertaining to health and disability issues for a print and online publication; copy-edited articles by other contributing reporters.

UCLA James Bridges Theater 01/06 – 10/08
Box Office Coordinator
: Monitored cash flow for UCLA Film Archive screenings and facilitated Q&A interviews.

UCLA Writing Programs Faculty 01/08 – 12/08
English 3 Instructor: Planned and taught semiweekly 75-minute sessions of an undergraduate essay-writing; course of 20 multidisciplinary students per academic quarter

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television 01/07 – 03/07
Teaching Assistant for Screenwriting Department Chair: Managed weekly discussion sessions in a screenwriting course for undergraduates.

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television 09/06 – 12/06
Special Reader and Teaching Assistant for Producing Program Faculty: Graded student essays for Howard Suber’s graduate course in Film Structure.

USC Summer Programs July 2006; July 2007; July 2008
Screenwriting Teaching Assistant and Residential Hall Advisor: Guided a month-long summer screenwriting course for high school students; With a team of student counselors, organized and chaperoned extracurricular activities for high school summer programs students; Monitored activity in residential halls.

ACTIVITIES
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television 10/06 – 06/07
Co-Producer of 2007 UCLA MFA Screenwriters Showcase: Orchestrated a film industry event showcasing student graduate student screenplay work.

Young Storytellers Foundation 10/06 – 05/07
Head Mentor: Developed activities and curriculum for grade school students in creation of short screenplays; Facilitated staged showcases of student work.

Wheels for Humanity April 2007; April 2008
Event Volunteer: Worked as reception and cashier for silent auction charity events to raise money for construction of wheelchairs for disabled residents of impoverished countries.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Featured Writer, Instant Films Festival (2009); Victor Pineda Foundation, Artist in Residence (2009); Disney-ABC Television Writing Fellowship Finalist (2009); George Burns and Gracie Allen Comedy Writing Scholarship (2008); Jack Nicholson Excellence in Screenwriting Award (2007); Austin Film Festival Finalist (top 3), Comedic Teleplay Competition (2007); Austin Film Festival Finalist (top 5), “Latitude Productions” Feature Competition (2007)