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MARGARET

SOPHIA

FILMMAKER  |  RESEARCHER
  DESIGNER  WRITER 
 
MY SKILL LEVEL IN SOFTWARE

TECHNICAL

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PHOTOSHOP

85%

ADOBE SUITE

80%

FINAL CUT PRO

98%

AUTODESK MAYA

60%

JAVASCRIPT: p5.js

75%

HTML/CSS

80%

PROCREATE

95%

GOOGLE SUITE

100%

POWERPOINT

90%

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EXPERIENCE

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Other Master's Research

SKAM: Radical Form and Representation

New Media’s Reinvention of the Teen Television

Authorship, Dance, and the Visualization of Labor

Embodying Pina and the Gendered Auteur Divide

Archive Series Media Assistant

Women of Cambridge Oral Histories Project

International Officer

King's College Graduate Society

Historic Passion/Modern Pathos

Adapting Courtly Love for Contemporary Audiences

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

MPhil with Distinction

FILM AND SCREEN STUDIES

Thesis: Art, Desire, and the Female Gaze

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CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

BA with Honors

Majors: Global Studies | Creative Writing 

Minors: Animation and Special Effects

Film and Media Studies

Thesis: Resistance and Solidarity: 

             Female Friendship in Film

Other Undergraduate Research

Al-Andalusian Erasure

Islamic Iberia and the Fragility of the ‘European’ Narrative

Shifting Historical Memory in Israeli Film

The Six Day War from Euphoria to Disillusion 

Fujoshi, Feminism, and the Female Fan

Women’s Relationship with Japanese Male-Male Romance

FILM RESEARCH

Momoka Studios

Founded Female Student Film Collective

Recruited, trained, and directed teams of 8-15  women

Researched representation and strove to make film production more accessible

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HONORS & AWARDS

Phi Beta Kappa    

Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar

Carnegie Mellon Women’s Association Award

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society

Meeting of the Minds 2017: Award for Artistic Excellence

National Honor Society | Spanish Honor Society

Scholastic Gold Key

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Senior Honors Thesis Fellowship 

Spring 2018- 2019 | 23 min | $4,000

WORK EXPERIENCE

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Marketing and Communications Assistant

Technology Consulting in the Global Community

Redesigned Website | Managed Social Media

Developed Digital and Print Materials for Donors and Students

Student Videographer/ Multimedia-Intern

         Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Spring 2018

         Carnegie Mellon Department of Athletics: Fall 2018

        Wrote, Directed, Filmed, and Edited Promotional Content

        Conducted Interviews | Archived Submitted Material

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Alumni Film Grant 

Fall 2017 | 4 min | $750

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Literary Journal Prose Editor

Oakland Review 

Advised Editing Sessions | Reviewed Submissions

Collaborated with Editorial Team to Publish Two Journals

Film Archive Assistant

Carnegie Mellon Video Library Collection

Managed Loans of Films and Equipment

Catalogued Materials |  Organized Collection

Website Designer / Marketing  Assistant

Fiction Author Website

Redesigned Website | Set up Social Media and Mailchimp

Designed Bookmarks and Promotional Material

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Small Undergraduate Research Grant

Spring 2017 | 5 min | $1000

Resident Assistant

Mudge House Dormitory (3 Years)

Supervised Floor of 30 Freshmen | Mentored Residents

Organized Annual Fundraisers and Community Banquet 

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Sigma Tau Delta President

English Honor Society  

Facilitated Board & General Body Meetings 

Coordinated Guest Speakers, Fundraisers and Workshops

BOAL Theater Intern

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College

Supervised Theatrical Exercises about Global Issues

Directed Students in Social Justice Performances and Outreach

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Summer Undergrad Research Fellowship

Spring 2016 | 20 min | $3500

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Cuba Interactive Documentary

Course Based Film in Camagüey

Spring 2017