Laurel Jaffe is currently a senior at the University of Pennsylvania where she majors in Cinema and Media Studies. For the past few summers, she has worked with National Geographic Student Expeditions on a variety of documentary projects in Bali, Switzerland, and Iceland. It was on these trips that she discovered her interest in cameras, knack for filmmaking, and love for hearing people’s stories. Working on a documentary with Penn Professor Peter Decherney and FilmAid International’s team in Kenya opened her up to the world of cinema and opportunities at Penn. Since then, she has further explored the entertainment industry and interned at NBCUniversal and Walt Disney Television. Laurel is very excited to pursue a career in the entertainment Industry and hopes she can one day create content that inspires and moves people to emphasize with others and act on pressing social issues.