Lilian Mehrel is a young writer/director who distills the humor and poetics of life into stories. She was born to a Kurdish-Persian mother and German-Jewish father, sparking her life-long experience of multiple worlds: from Miami public school to Dartmouth, from science to storytelling. As a Dartmouth Senior Fellow, she wrote/illustrated a 226-page family memoir. Lilian's stories reveal the underlying connections she sees, shaped by her work connecting young people from conflicting countries. With a PD Soros Fellowship, she is an MFA candidate at NYU Tisch Grad Film. Her films have won her awards from ABC/Disney, Alfred P. Sloan, the Puffin Foundation, the Nancy Malone Directing Award, and Tisch/Kanbar scholarships. She is also the Resident Storyteller and Director of Film at Shared_Studios, a creative collective carving wormholes across the world. Jinelle Wint is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She received her B.S. in Biology and Studio Art from the University of Miami. As a master's student, she worked with Dr. J. Peter Gergen conducting research that focuses on gene transcription in Drosophila embryogenesis. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography and ceramics. Jinelle was admitted into the Molecular and Cellular Biology Doctoral Program in the Fall of 2014.
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