Every year we like to check-in with our FMST Alumni to see what they’re up to post-graduation. Here are some amazing updates:
Geritza Carrasco works as a Publishing Assistant at UTA in NYC; Elizabeth Cregan works at the arts and culture PR firm, Resnicow + Associates, while also pursuing music on the side; Frances Dewey is a an associate producer and assistant at Drifting Cloud Productions, director Lana Wilson’s Emmy Award-winning production company; Caleb Dixon works at Northeastern University as a Studio Producer and also at the Salvation Army as the Boston Events Coordinator; John Dodderidge just wrapped his first semester at Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema; Christina Dropulic is an executive assistant to Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, Joe Berlinger, at RadicalMedia in NYC; Jake Dyson currently oversees an organization that coordinates weekly intergenerational play sessions between community volunteers and K-2 children in schools around Rochester, NY; Dante Esqueda recently received an MSc in Information and Communication Technology from Cambridge, United Kingdom and plans to pursue an entry-level position in a Business Technology role in the UK or the United States; Arden Fitzpatrick teaches Kindergarten in NYC, while also finding time to work on film projects on the side; Samantha Freedman is Video Production Assistant at the mental health nonprofit Vibrant Emotional Health and is also participating in a year-long editing fellowship with Reel Works in Brooklyn; Akeisha Gregory is in her fourth year of a JD/MBA program at Howard University, where she is hoping to use both her legal and business skillsets to assist low income entrepreneurs with obtaining capital to grow their business to scale; Parker Himley is getting their Masters of Social Work and hoping to go on to get a PhD in Neuropsychology; Daniela Ilhan just started as a floater at WME in NYC; Danielle Hewitt is a senior producer at Prologue Projects creating narrative podcast documentaries in Brooklyn and recently worked on was a ten part series about Michael Jackson called “Think Twice”; Olivia Jimenez is currently working on a master’s degree in Montage at the Film & TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague; Aiyana Langa works at New England Sports Network (NESN) as a producer and two projects she has worked on have been nominated for an Emmy; Kathryn Lenihan is an editor at the post-production house, Rock Paper Scissors; Onrei Josh Ladao is the Program Coordinator for the Georgetown Scholars Program and is attending the CCT Graduate Program at Georgetown University; Zach Magid is a Sales Coordinator at Cinetic Media; Isa Martinez-Aleman is currently pursuing a Master’s of Legal Studies at UCLA, following up on years of event production work; Read Masino works in tv/feature development at Apatow Productions in LA; Alex Mitchell is a Segment Researcher at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; Isabella Nairn is a coordinator at UTA for their Entertainment & Culture Marketing division; Margaret Neely is a freelance animator, producer, and 3D developer and has worked on projects that range from music videos to fully animated films and documentaries for clients such as Netflix, Hulu, Sony Music, National Geographic, and Meow Wolf; Claire Nenninger just finished her pre-medical post-baccalaureate program at Georgetown and is getting ready to apply medical school; Max Paley is at NYU School of Law, hoping to pursue Entertainment & Media Law in his future; Nolan Peacock is the Manager of Development at Scout Productions in their documentaries department; Lauren Presley is working at NBC in the NBCU Page Program; Matt Riley is an Associate Producer at 60 Minutes in NYC; Juliana Rustum works at National Geographic as a Technical Evaluator; Gary Simons currently work as an assistant producer for Mike Birbiglia’s “Working It Out” podcast and doing stand-up opening for Mike Birbiglia on tour; Sarah Smith works at Falco Ink. which is a film publicity/strategy firm in NYC. specializing in studio releases, but mostly focusing on indies and sales out of festivals; Alana Snyder is in the MBA program at University of Chicago; Don Soffer is the Public Relations and Marketing Lead at Intramotev, an autonomous rail startup; Similejesu Sonubi works at Equinox Media as a production coordinator and works as a freelance director and producer in NYC; Nick Spates is working on the hit CBS show FIRE COUNTRY as a Writer’s Assistant and is in the newest class of the Paramount Writing Mentorship Program; Jacob B. Steinberg is working at 42, a London based Management/Production company, out of their LA office; Joe Stewart is in the middle of a year-long volunteer program through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, working at a homeless advocacy nonprofit in San Francisco; Mackenna Strange works in consulting in marketing and business development for a startup incubator in Bhutan; LaDarius Torrey got his first studio project/contract as a writer and is currently developing a project with Paula Patton and BET; Natalia Wolny is a Motion Picture Talent assistant at Creative Artists Agency and Julia Yaeger is a showrunner’s assistant on Girls5eva, season 3 and also produces a sketch comedy show with FMST alumni Zach Magid and Gary Simmons.