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Stephanie Brown
Graduate Fellow

Stephanie Brown is a graduate student in the American University School of Communication's International Media program. She recently interned with GoodWeave International and volunteered on the programming and festival operation teams of the DC Chinese Film Festival. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she joined the Carnegie Mellon Human-Computer Interaction Institute as a research assistant, collaborating on projects exploring user perspectives on online anonymity. Prior to that, Stephanie interned at Three Rivers Community Foundation, where she wrote about human rights issues and current events. Stephanie enjoys reading, writing, and experiencing other cultures.

Stephanie can be reached at sb9279a [at] american [dot] edu

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Daniel Farber-Ball
Graduate Fellow

Daniel is an international graduate student in the American University School of Communication’s International Media Program. Originally from Israel, Daniel is an accomplished journalist and news producer, having worked for global outlets such as RT, Channel News Asia, South Africa’s Carte Blanche and others. Daniel earned a B.A. in International Relations and Communications from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem while also working as a visitor liaison at the Israeli Parliament. Before earning his degree, Daniel volunteered as a youth movement group counselor working to educate and empower children of all ages. He is an experienced backpacker and enjoys hiking, scuba diving and discovering new places.

Daniel can be reached at daniel.farber [at] american [dot] edu

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Kelsey Marsh
Graduate Fellow

A new graduate fellow at American University's Center for Social Media, Kelsey Marsh is pursuing her MFA in Film & Electronic Media within the School of Communication. In 2009 she graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with a BA in Communications - Radio/TV (emphasis in production) and Political Science. During her undergraduate study, Kelsey worked as a DJ and news correspondent at the campus radio station and a producer/director/news reporter at the TV station. She also gained experience interning at the CW33 News station in Dallas and worked as a Production Assistant on two prime-time reality TV shows. After graduating, Kelsey accepted her invitation to serve in the Peace Corps working as a community health and economic development volunteer in the Kingdom of Lesotho. Her experience abroad reaffirmed her desire to make documentaries highlighting human rights and social injustices.

Kelsey can be reached at km1126a (at) student.american.edu

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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