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Meet Joanna Sobieski

SOC Ambassador Joanna Sobieski

Joanna Sobieski

Class of 2015

Major: Film and Media Arts
Minor: Education

Hometown: Voorhees, NJ

Favorite SOC Courses:

  • Visual Literacy
  • Writing for Communication
  • Writing for Visual Media
  • Classroom in the Wild (Chesapeake Bay)
  • Producing for Environmental and Wildlife Film
  • Motion Graphics I

Internship Experience:

  • Missions Media intern, National Geographic
  • PBS Parents Intern at the Public Broadcasting Service

Extracurricular Activities:

  • "Founder/Treasurer, Pitches be Trippin'"
  • Student worker, New Media Center

Best Moments in SOC:

  • Quadrupling her communication skills in just a few short months while taking Professor Menke-Fish’s Visual Literacy class her freshman year. For her class’s final client project she helped film a conference for a non-profit organization that supports families treating loved ones with eating disorders and that was a powerful experience in teamwork, diligence, and realizing the power of media to help connect people and advocate for change.
  • Having an awesome time helping shoot “Greatest Scene Ever” once a month in the Media Production Center studio with ATEC professors Greg Smith and Paul Oehlers.
  • Getting a job at AU’s Discover the World of Communication program for high school students brought her experience as a SOC student to a full circle- when she participated in the program as a junior in high school she discovered not only the kind of work she wanted to pursue, but also her undying love for AU.
  • I never thought I could grow and learn so much in such a short amount of time as I did taking Classroom in the Wild Chesapeake Bay- as a film student I feel like my skills and my passion for my craft expanded tenfold, and I was reintroduced to my love of conservation and the outdoors. That said, what was perhaps the greatest part of the week-long course was coming from the experience with a completely new group of people that I can now honestly call true friends. It was an absolutely phenomenal experience that I'd highly recommend to anyone interested in environmental filmmaking!

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