I signed up for the D-Word a while back and have been lurking but I've finally gotten the courage to post. I was introduced to the website by my former professor Danielle Beverly, and it has been so interesting reading everyone's posts!
I am currently finishing up my master's thesis at Marquette University, studying newswork at a midwest NPR station. I am also working at the Milwaukee Film Festival helping with the Education Screenings. We featured two documentaries this year at our middle school and high school screenings ("The Starfish Throwers" and "Point and Shoot") and the impact they had on the students was remarkable!
I have worked as a researcher and engagement specialist on a few documentaries and hope to continue work in those fields. I believe that documentaries can live beyond the screen as instruments of change, either through education, inspiration, or self-reflection.
It is so nice to meet all of you!