Ligaiya Romero, a graduate student at University of Hartford, won the Bob East Scholarship.

Ligaiya is the Video Producer & Editor for The Argus Project, a transmedia documentary about police violence and citizen counter-surveillance. The project was supported by Tribeca New Media Fund and presented at Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes 2016. Her work has been recognized by the SXSW Interactive Awards, the Webby Awards, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Photo District News, College Photographer of the Year and the New York Photo Awards, among others. She was an intern at MediaStorm and then hired on as a Video Producer and Editor. She is currently a fellow with Firelight Media’s documentary story lab.

Career Goals
I am studying and working hard to be a full-time documentary producer and director, focusing on issues of human rights violations and social justice. I am particularly interested in interactive documentary projects and innovative modes of distributing journalism.


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