RealArts@PENN interns & prizewinners announced

We received hundreds of applications again this year’s RealArts@Penn paid summer internships and the RealArts@Penn prize. Below is a list of the students who have been appointed as RealArts@Penn interns for 2019.

For more about RealArts@Penn:

I want to thank Mingo Reynolds and R.J. Bernocco, Director and Associate Director of RealArts@Penn; and Anthony DeCurtis, Faculty Director and creator of the series of RealArts events and symposia at the Kelly Writers House, co-sponsored by Creative Ventures. We also wish to thank Armyan and Christine Bernstein, Cliff and Bonnie Eisler, Dirk Wittenborn and the Cape Branch Foundation, Maury Povich, and Marc & Robin Wolpow, for their very generous support of RealArts@Penn.

The quality of the applications this year was particularly high, the competition really acute.

Journalism, Publications, and Print

·      Downtown Bookworks Inc. (New York City): Elaina Doft (C’21)

·      Flathead Beacon (Montana):  Charlotte Bausch (C’20)

·      Library of Congress (Washington D.C.): Joyce Hida (C’21)

·      Philadelphia Media Network (Philadelphia): Carmina Hachenburg (C’21)

·      Philadelphia Magazine (Philadelphia): Sabrina Qiao (C’19)

·      Pitchfork Media (New York City): Colin Lodewick (C’19)

·      McSweeney’s and the Believer (San Francisco): Sophia DuRose (C’21)

·      Small Press Distribution (San Francisco): Elizabeth Lemieux(C’21)



·      Morgan Library and Museum (New York City): Brooke Krancer (C’20)



·      Settlement Music School (Philadelphia): Teresa Xie (C’20)

·      Shore Fire Media (New York City): Samuel Kesler (C’20)


Television and Film

·      Brooklyn Films (Los Angeles): Becca Lieberman (C’20)

·      David Stern and Stuart Gibbs, Writers (Los Angeles): Caroline Harris (C’19)

·      Doug Robinson Productions (Los Angeles): Liza Babin (C’20)

·      Genre Films (Los Angeles): John Anderson (C’21)

·      Grandview (Los Angeles): Kate Lindenburg (C’20)

·      Management 360 (Los Angeles): Hughes Ransom (C’19), Lexi Lieberman (C’20)

·      Monami Productions (New York City): Shalom Obiago (C’21)

·      Tremolo Productions (Los Angeles): Akhil Vaidya (C’22)

·      Viacom Catalyst: Creative + Strategy (New York City): Francesca Reznik (C’19)


·      1812 Productions (Philadelphia): Lynn Osegura (C’19)

·      Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (New York City): Ali Yarto (C’20)


RealArts@Penn prize winners:

Anjali Berdia,

Ka Yee Christy Ching, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Rachelle Frederic, Safehouse Pictures

Maritza Hernandez, Creative Resilience Collective

Kati Kim, Mad Chance Productions and Joint Effort Productions

Peter Lu, Mophonics & Spin Move Producers

Amy Marcus, To Write Love On Her Arms

Cassidy Mazurek, Pennsylvania Ballet Association

Rowana Miller, The New York Public Theater

Galena Sardamova, The Barnes Foundation/Slought

Toni Walker, Viacom

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