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MISC's bi-weekly newsletter: May 16th, 2016
HERE'S A BIG WELCOME TO OUR 2016 SUMMER DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM STUDENTS! PART 2!
Two weeks ago we presented six of the thirteen students joining us this summer in Portland. Now we're thrilled to present the remaining seven students in our 2016 Summer Documentary Program. To see a full list of this summer's students, go to mediamakingchange.org/2016students.
KATE JOHNSON
REED COLLEGE 2016
Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
Major: Anthropology
Best part about Reed: Reed has introduced me to friends and professors that have changed my life--and of course there's the beautiful canyon!  
Most interesting class: Protean Sovereignties
Three favorite things: At the moment: Beyonce's visual album "Lemonade"; the fact that my undergrad thesis is complete; and a nice glass of wine.
Most looking forward to about SDP 2016: Being able to gain experience with professional video and audio equipment, and working with folks in Portland--possibly people I know, or meeting new people and learning about new organizations!
CARINNA NIKKEL
CARLETON COLLEGE 2018

Hometown: Holland, Michigan
Major: American Studies
Minor:
Spanish
Best part about Carleton: My favorite part about Carleton is definitely the Cowling Arboretum, an 800 acre stretch of land that is connected to campus. It’s perfect for running, biking, swimming in the river, and enjoying picnics, especially in the spring.
Most interesting class: Global Religions in Minnesota
Most looking forward to about SDP 2016: I’m really looking forward to learning as a part of the Summer Documentary Program—in general, but especially with and from other students who share my passion for telling stories with a purpose.
RASHAD SALEH
OBERLIN COLLEGE 2019

Hometown: Woodbridge, Connecticut
Major: Cinema Studies and Politics
Minor: Middle East & North Africa Studies
Best part about Oberlin: I love the freedom that Oberlin provides, both academically and socially. I feel as if I can study anything I want, and the ability to pursue private readings with professors I have become close with is a true luxury. The Oberlin social scene is dynamic, non-assuming, and liberating. You can be literally anything you want to be.
Most interesting class: Chinese Film Adaptation
Three favorite things: Berries, cats, and the TV. As a child, I loved running through my grandparents berry patch in Hubbard, Oregon, picking marionberries and boysenberries until my palms were stained with red juice. As for cats, they have been a part of my life since the beginning, and squeezing a cat is one of the best feelings a human can experience. Last, I have watched TV as long as I can remember. From Spongebob to Curb, Television has influenced me greatly. I'll usually have a quote ready for any situation.
Most looking forward to about SDP 2016: I am excited to formally learn how to produce video. I have no knowledge of lighting and minimal photography and sound design experience, so this program will be widely beneficial.
WE STILL NEED A FEW MORE HOMES TO 
HOST A STUDENT

JUNE 29 - AUGUST 11
MISC is currently looking for households to host our Summer Documentary Program students this summer in Portland. We do our best to keep costs down for these emerging media producers and one enormous contribution comes from our generous home stay houses. If you are interested in hosting a student, or would like to learn more, go to mediamakingchange.org/host-a-student. Thank you!
BRANDON McCLENDON
EARLHAM COLLEGE 2017

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Major: Human Development and Social Relations, Theatre
Best part about Earlham: I like the endless amount of amazing stories and hidden gifts/talents that a lot of the students on my campus possess.
Most interesting class: Drugs and Health: Space, Embodiment, and Practice.
Three favorite things: Tea Tree Oil, Nice boxer briefs, and Seafood
Most looking forward to about SDP 2016: I’m looking forward to the spontaneous adventures that will happen inside and outside of the program and being able to go to Voodoo Doughnuts after a long hard day of work.
TRISHA PATTERSON 
WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 2017

Hometown: Camas, Washington
Major: Public Relations
Minor:
Environmental Policy and Political Science
Best part about WWU: What I enjoy most about Western is how close I am to the outdoors. There’s a lot to do and see in terms of backpacking, hiking and trail running. 
Most interesting class: Politics of Inequality
Most looking forward to about SDP 2016: I am most looking forward to learning how to create sharp, inspiring media that catches the audience’s attention and keeps it.
LINDSEY SMITH
MACALESTER COLLEGE 2016

Hometown:
Corvallis, Oregon
Major: International Studies
Minor: Linguistics, Hispanic Studies
Best part about Mac: I've been inspired by how excited people at Macalester are about what they're learning and doing. People always want to give you an enthusiastic run-down of what they're thinking about at that moment.
Most interesting class: Food and Social Justice
Three favorite things: phone calls, wedding vows, and finding awesome snacks in my kitchen that I'd forgotten about.
Most looking forward to about SDP 2016: I'm looking forward to meeting mentors, getting to know the other participants, and spending the summer in my favorite state!
DYLAN WALKER
ST. OLAF COLLEGE 2018

Hometown: Mountain Grove, Missouri
Major: Classics
Minor: Film Studies
Best part about St. Olaf: Strong relationships with my professors and between student body in general -- hooray, small private liberal arts experience!
Most interesting class: Classics 253: Classical Studies in Italy
Three favorite things: Musicals (especially by Stephen Sondheim), improv comedy (performing and watching), eating scrambled eggs at any time of the day.
Most looking forward to about SDP 2016: I'm most looking forward to working in the intersection of two of my favorite things, social change and filmmaking. I am passionate about making films, and I am even more passionate about social change and doing something meaningful for the world, so I am very excited to see what happens when both of these interests are combined.
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