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Mitra Arthur
Graduate Fellow

Mitra I. Arthur is a native of both Upper Marlboro, MD and Columbia, SC. She received her Bachelors in Arts in English and Music from Columbia College, SC. Mitra has a background in Theatre, Arts Management & Education and Event Producing after time with various theatre companies, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Capital Jazz Productions. Mitra is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts in Film and Electronic Media at American University.

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Casey Freeman Howe
Graduate Fellow

Casey Freeman Howe is a filmmaker, researcher and entrepreneur working at the intersection of art, technology and politics. She holds a BA from Duke University in Political Science and International Comparative Studies and is currently an MFA candidate in Film and Electronic Media at American University.

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Jessica Henry Mariona
Graduate Fellow

Jessica Henry Mariona is a researcher and storyteller exploring how art, entertainment, and media are used to create positive social change around the world. She is a Washington, D.C. native, and holds a BA in Theater from the University of Maryland, College Park. Jessica also served as a Youth Development Specialist in the U.S. Peace Corps in El Salvador. She is currently pursuing her MA in Strategic Communication at American University.

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Daniela Perez
Graduate Fellow

Daniela Pérez Frías was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Film and Electronic Media at American University in Washington, DC, where she is on course to graduate this spring. Daniela received her BA in Communication from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, where she made her first documentary short, El Codo del Arte. She was producer for the short fictional film Northeast Front, which told one mother’s harrowing tale of protecting her children from the drug violence in northern Mexico. When not working on films, Daniela can often be found eating Thai noodles. She is always the first on the dance floor.

Daniela can be reached at daniela.p.frias [at] gmail [dot] com