New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2000 Major: Film and Television Production Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA Enrolled: Fall 1996 - Spring 1998 AWARDS AND HONORS -Recipient, Lower Manhattan Community Council Grant, New York, NY 2003 -Co-recipient, C.V. Starr Collaborative Research Grant, New York, NY, 2001 -Featured Performer, HR! Festival, New York, NY, 2000-2001 -Featured Poet, Asian American Festival, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2000 -Grant Finalist, Abel Cinetech Production Grant, New York, NY, 2000 -Selected Participant, Asian American Working Artist Film Festival, New York, NY, 1999-2000 -Scholarship Winner, Marion Maccarell Scott Scholarship, Honolulu, HI, 1996-2000 -Scholarship Winner, Community Scholarship Fund, Honolulu, HI, 1997-1999 -Scholarship Winner, Pacific Handcrafters Guild Foundation Scholar, Honolulu, HI, 1997-1999 -Awardee, National Leadership and Service Award, Washington, D.C., 1997 -Selected Artist, Holyoke Scenes Exhibit, South Hadley, MA, 1997 -Selected Participant, Five College Film Festival, Northampton, MA, 1997 CREATIVE WORK Segment Director 9.11 Documentary Collective A collaborative effort with various artists and non-profit organizations in the New York area to develop a series of pieces in response and reaction to the events since 9.11. In production. Assistant Editor "Excuse Me, Are You A Pilipino?" dir. Angel Velasco Shaw An innovative cross-regional, feature video documentary examining the unique ways some Filipino Americans create culture and community. Set in New York, the Bay Area and Hawaii. In post. Producer/Director "My Vernacular...or Honk If You Love Rice", documentary A road trip that weaves personal histories and disaporas, while discovering and reclaiming Asian American history through interviews, poetry, spoken word and performance art. In pre-production. Producer/Director "re: Memo", 16mm, experimental A film about a college student who returns home because of her father's death. In post-production. Producer "Charity", dir. Chester Tam, 1999 An original rap video featuring underground lyricists Ryan Broomes and Arian Garcia. Costume Designer "Morning Calm", dir. Helen Lee, NYU thesis film, 1999 Singlehandedly designed and created costumes based on 18th century Korean dress. Various 30+ Short Films and Videos, 1997-2000 Worked in several key positions for numerous student and independent projects, ranging from co-producer to gaffer. Gained experience in all phases of the production process, both technical and administrative areas. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Co-Founder, Filipino Organization for Women's Advancement, Rights and Dignity (FORWARD) FORWARD is a grass-roots, non-profit organization serving the Tri-State area in empowering the Filipino community through education, socio-civic programming and political advocacy on the multitude of issues concerning the global Filipina community. Executive Board Member, Pintados Pintados supports individuals and collective development of emerging Filipino and Filipino American artists by providing a nurturing venue for their works, establishing an artist network to facilitate resource sharing and to encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations, and by creating mentorship opportunities between established and emerging artists in the community. Cultural Committee Member, Philippine Forum Philippine Forum is an independent, multi-issue organization based in New York City that seeks to arouse, organize amd mobilize the broadest rank of Filipinos in America for economic and social justice. It strives to empower the community through education and awareness campaigns on social and economic justice issues; comprehensiove study and celebration of Filipino culture and history; advocacy, political and direct action; bridging gaps of understanding and fostering support between Filipino immigrants and American born Filipinos; and leadership and organizer training. PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES Special Projects Committee Member, Korea Exposure and Education Program (KEEP) KEEP increases the awareness of and strengthens global movements for peace and justice through building relationships and communities. KEEP seeks to broaden our understanding of and participation in liberation struggles and reunification of the Korean peninsula. Organizer, HR! Human Rights Festival, Winter 2000-2001 An annual evening of performance that celebrates Human Rights Day and the signing of the UN Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The event recognizes the fundamental rights that belong to our human family of six billion people and reflects on the severe violations of these rights. Organizer/Facilitator, FORWARD Filipina 2001 Conference, Fall 2001 Themed "Reaffirmation and Reconnection: Bridging the Gaps of HerStory", the conference provided a forum where women came together to share experiences, information and education in an environment that promotes awareness, confidence and enlightenment. The conference offered workshops on key topics of interest to the Filipina community, featured keynote speakers, lecturers and community activists, and provided a vendor fair for organizations and businesses that offer helpful resources pertinent to the Filipina community. Delegates from as far as Oakland, California attended the weekend long event. Event Chairperson, Makibaka! A Celebration of the Continuing Filipino Revolution, Summer 2001 An evening of Filipino and Asian Pacific American culture, from traditional song and dance to modern music, performance and visual art, and a celebration of women revolutionaries in Philippine herstory, paralleling revolutionary artists in America. The event raised over $3,000 for FORWARD's centerpiece project, the FORWARD Filipina Conference. Organizer/Facilitator, Filipina HerStory 101, Spring 2001 Held in Barnard College, this 3-hour workshop provided a retrospective look at the story of the lives of Filipinas, while tracking down and analyzing the historical root causes that have contributed to the present situation of Filipino women. Organizer/Talent Participant, Philippine Independence Day Festival and Parade, Spring 2000-2001An annual event that celebrates Filipino culture, bringing together Filipino and Filipino American communities, groups, organizations and businesses in the Tri-State area. Event Chairperson, Unplugged, Winter 2000 An intimate gathering of female performers to benefit the FORWARD Filipina Conference. Held at Bluestockings, a volunteer-run women's bookstore in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Organizer/Technical Support, Mansei!, Summer 2000 A benefit for KEEP that brought together a wide range of Asian and Asian American musicians, performance artists and spoken word poets, including traditional Korean drummers. The event raised over $3,000. Organizer, Pagbubunyi, Spring 2000 A festival of Filipino culture that featured workshops, exhibits, vendors and two concerts of traditional dance and music representative of regional cultures in the Philippines. In association with the Asia Society, Pagbubunyi brought together distinguished performers from throughout the Tri-State area. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Fundamentals Production Coordinator, Production Center, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, Present Coordinate and lead technical workshops on digital video, film and sound production equipment. Oversee student production equipment check outs and assignments. Troubleshoot equipment problems and questions. Manage and train technical student assistants. Maintain the daily operations and activities of the fundamentals production area. Art Program Assistant, Department of Design and Construction, City of New York, Summer 2000 Provided photographic and video documentation of agency projects and events. The liaison between the Division of Structures' capital construction program, Percent for Art Program and Art Commission. Maintained architectural, fine arts and art administration archives for the Bureau. Freelance Editor, CableTelevision Advertising Bureau, Spring 2000 Edited commercial reels for their annual awards ceremony. Provided camera and technical support for in-house video productions. Prepared streaming video footage.Administrative Assistant, Administrative Assistant, CineMuse, Spring 2000 Assisted in hi-def digital production, distribution and development duties. Teaching Assistant, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, 1998-1999 Assisted professor with classroom tasks, assignments and syllabus. The technical and administrative liaison between students and faculty. Provided technical assistance and support with film equipment and projection. Technical Assistant, Production Center, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, 1998-1999 Assisted in student production check-ins and check-outs and in maintaining production equipment. Teaching Assistant, Film and Television Library, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, 1998-1999 Organized, documented and recorded information regarding film and television materials. Oversaw student screenings. Troubleshooted projection lab rooms. Mentor, Summer High School Broadcast Program, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, 1999 Taught high school seniors from throughout the U.S. about video production. Helped students produce, direct, edit and broadcast their own news magazine show. Intern, Post 391, 1999 Assisted in various editing projects. Digitized and logged footage. Retouched assorted images. Video Instructor, Film Collective Workshop, Mount Holyoke College, 1997-1998 Coordinated and taught video workshops for five college area faculty, staff and students on basic camera shooting techniques and linear editing procedures. Archives Assistant, Archives and Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College, 1997-1998 Designed and exported information on the internet. Catalogued, organized and summarized archival files.