EDUCATION

MFA Film & Media Arts Temple University 2016

BA Fine Arts University At Albany 2013

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FILMOGRAPHY

Family of Too Many 

Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

Awards​

3rd Prize Award Farhang Film Festival 2019

Best Short Film Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2018

Awards of Merit for Short Fiction  University Film and Video Assiciation 2018

Best Short Screenplay Award Diamond Screen Film Festival 2016 

Festivals and Screenings

Official Selection Cape Cod Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema 2019

Vox Populi Gallery Philadelphia 2019

Official Selection New Filmmakers New Films 2019

Official Selection Blackstar Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Ivy Film Festival - Short Screenplay Category 

Official Selection Citizen Jane Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Women’s Independent Film Festival 2018

Stars & Screen Conference 2018 - Filmmakers and Filmmaking Perspective Panel

Minuet for a Disappearance 

Director/Producer

Festivals and Screenings: ​

Screening Scholarship Media Festival at UPenn 2019

Philadelphia Film Society Screening - 2016

Official Selection Athens Animfest - 2016

Official Selection Diamond Screen Film Festival- 2015

Emerging Docs Practices Exhibition – 2015

Raha 

Writer/Director/Producer

Screening:

Philadelphia Film Society Screening - 2016

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RESIDENCIES AND FELLOWSHIPS

Djerassi Resident Artist Program -2018 

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundations of New Mexico Artist Residency - 2017  Spent 3 months as an artist resident in the foundation at Taos NM

Research Fellowship – 2012 Received a fellowship from the research foundation at University at Albany.

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GRANTS

Graduate School Completion Grant - 2016 Received a grant from Temple University graduate school for the completion of “Family of Too Many”

Taslimi Foundation Production Grant – 2016 Received a scholarship from Taslimi foundation for the production of “Family of Too Many”

Dean’s Production Grant – 2015 Received a grant from the dean of the Center for the Arts at TU to distribute the short film “Family of Too Many”

Departmental Production Grant – 2015 Received a grant from the FMA department at TU for the production of the short narrative “Family of Too Many”

Departmental Distribution Grant – 2015 Received a grant from the FMA department at TU to distribute the short narrative “Dream House”

Dean’s Distribution Grant- 2015 Received a grant from the dean of the Center for the Arts at TU to distribute the short experimental documentary “Minuet for a Disappearance”

Dean’s Production Grant - 2015 Received a grant from the dean of the Center for the Arts at TU for the completion of the short narrative film “ Dream House “

Dean’s Production Grant- 2015 Received a grant from the dean of Center for the Arts at TU for the completion of the short narrative “Raha”

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PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS

University Film & Video Association 2019 - Mentorship Workshop

Temple University 2019 - New Faces of Film Panel

University of Pennsylvania 2019 - On Rendering Matters of Concern and Present Histories

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor - University of New Mexico - Present 

Lecturer - Rowan University - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019

Adjust Professor - Rowan University - Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

Adjunct Professor - Temple University - Spring 2017 to  Spring 2018

Teaching Assistant - Temple University - Fall 2014 to Spring 2016