Meet Our Chapter Leaders

 

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Katie

American University

My name is Katie Bryden, and I am the Chapter Leader of REACT to FILM AU. I am a senior at American University studying Film & Media Arts and Environmental Science. As Chapter Leader, I seek to engage students on campus to take action towards today’s pressing issues. I joined REACT to FILM AU my freshman year of college. I have watched our chapter grow from a team of four to fifteen, and I have seen the attendance at our screenings go from ten to fifty. I’m so glad that REACT to FILM has been a major part of my college experience. Not only has it taught me great leadership skills, but it has enhanced my film and documentary studies as well.

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Breezy

Boston College

Hi my name is Breezy and I’m from Nantucket, MA. I’m a senior at Boston College in the Carroll School of Management, majoring in Marketing, and Management/Leadership, but I’m focusing my studies in the crossover between business and social justice. I have studied abroad in Costa Rica, Ghana and Hungary, but also has traveled to over ten other countries (the picture above was taken at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland). I am passionate about film being a great way to convey ideas and feelings and am excited to have just started React To Film at Boston College.

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Abigail

Boston College

Abigail Kilcullen is a rising Junior at Boston College. With a major in Applied Pyschology & Human Development as well as a minor in Faith, Peace & Justice, she loves anything and everything that revolves around social change and creating awareness about important social issues. Her interests range from vegetarianism and fair trade, to international adoption and the justice system. As a longtime documentary lover, she couldn’t be more excited to see what this new club will lead to at BC and beyond.

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Amanda

Boston University

Amanda is a junior at Boston University’s College of Communication where she is majoring in Film & Television and concentrating in Political Science. She hopes to make her own documentaries in the future and looks forward to sparking civic engagement on her campus.

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Jessica

Boston University

Hi my name is Jessica and I am a sophomore at Boston University. I am a pre­med student with an undeclared major, but I know that my one true goal in life is to become an orthodontist. I am currently involved in the Ultimate Frisbee club sport at my school and I am so excited to be co­starting a React to Film club at BU. I am excited to share amazing documentaries on campus and to discuss really important issues that impact so many people with the hopes of bringing the whole BU community together.

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Elizabeth

Brown University

I am a junior studying Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. I have long been interested in the visual arts and particularly in the power of film to provoke social change. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with REACT to FILM in order to inspire both film enthusiasts and social activists through participation and presentation of influential media.

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Esther

Colby College

I’m Esther and I’m a junior at Colby College, pursuing an independent major in Environmental Planning, Media, and Design. I spent half of the past summer studying French at the American University of Paris, and the second half doing readings and events for my first book, Constellations, a collection of poetry. As a writer and a lover of words and the arts, I am interested in the way truth is told and new things are created. I am fascinated by the capabilities of film as yet another medium, another form of communication, another vehicle for enormous change.

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Eliana

Fordham University

Whether it is on film, radio, print, or the almighty internet, story­telling has no limits. As an English major at Fordham University I realized the importance of sharing and writing these stories. When I’m not working on campus outreach and club collaborations for Fordham RtF, I’m producing video content for WFUV News. I also dedicate a few hours a week to Fordham commuter freshman, organizing events, 1st­ year­experience programs, and encouraging new students to create their own college stories.

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Marlessa

Fordham University

I believe in the power of film as the ideal outlet to entertain, inform and inspire audiences about important, relevant issues. I want to make films with deep, complex characters who grapple with thought-provoking ideas that will inspire audiences to think and rethink such issues.

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Molly

Loyola University Chicago

I’m a junior at Loyola University Chicago studying Film Production with 2 minors in Spanish and Studio Art. I hope to one day make documentaries that expose social justice issues like the ones we watch through React to Film. Being a leader has made it possible to form a community at my school of people who are passionate about film and

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Nicole

UT Austin

Hello! My name is Nicole and I am an Urban Studies and Philosophy major at the University of Texas at Austin. I am passionate about REACT to FILM because it is an organization that creates a powerful network of over 40 college networks that enables young people to make social change. I believe change starts in the youth of the world, and that’s us! I can’t wait to start helping my peers help others.

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Hannah

SUNY New Paltz

My name is Hannah, and I am a senior studying media management and studio art at SUNY New Paltz. Documentaries like FED UP and FOOD Inc. changed my life, and I believe REACT to FILM has the power to spark several aha moments. As a chapter leader, I aspire to grow a civically engaged community and make a difference!

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Blair

Ohio University

My name is Blair and I am a sophomore studying communication at Ohio University. This past summer, I visited family in Stockholm, Sweden and backpacked through Europe. My favorite thing about REACT to FILM is that it gives me the opportunity to creatively promote documentaries that could change the world.

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  • The SUNY New Paltz REACT to FILM chapter screened AFTER SPRING, the chilling documentary on the Syrian refugee crisis. One student said "After Spring shows a humanitarian viewpoint, which is very important because in American media we just see it as something that is going on in the background." #sunynewpaltz #reacttofilm #afterspring #refugees #zaatari #afterspringfilm

    reacttofilm: "The SUNY New Paltz REACT to FILM chapter screened AFTER SPRING, the chilling documentary on the Syrian refugee crisis. One student said "After Spring shows a humanitarian viewpoint, which is very important because in American media we just see it as something that is going on in the background." #sunynewpaltz #reacttofilm #afterspring #refugees #zaatari #afterspringfilm"
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  • We are thrilled to be a part of such an amazing exhibit with @streetdreamsmag @hudson_guild and @highlinenyc around the incredibly powerful new @hbodocs film Class Divide! Check out student photography all weekend long at the Highline's 14th St. underpass. #highlinenyc #classdivide #hbodocs #hudsonguild #streetdreamsmag #reacttofilm

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  • Tonight at 7pm! @reacttofilm is screening #ElectoralDysfunction starring Mo Rocca in partnership with @southamptonartscenter and media sponsor @beach_magazine. Film director Bennett Singer and author Victoria Bassetti will be there for Q&A!! The screening coincides with the current SAC exhibition @icp "Winning the White House." #MoRocca #southampton #reacttofilm #summeratSAC #beachmagazine #election2016 #modernluxury

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