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EDUCATION

George Washington University Documentary Center 

Oregon State University, Master of Public Health 

Michigan State University, Bachelors of Telecommunications, Film

Educator / Videographer/ Documentary Filmmaker

Originally from Dearborn, MI, I moved to Seattle in 2004 for the city, ocean and woods. My love for videos, films and photography began with my dad who always had a camera in his hands and an annoyed teenage daughter as a subject.

 

My career in education and advocacy in gender-based violence is my lifelong work. I believe documentary films have the unique ability to inspire, educate, advocate and create change through powerful storytelling and visuals. Thus I combine those interests to consult in sexual violence education while I freelance in non-fiction video production. I’m on the board of the Seattle Documentary Association where we build community and create professional development opportunities for filmmakers. 

My skills and experience in advocacy, education and documentary inform each other as I aim to create films that have a lasting impact to elevate social justice, equity and how folks are making a difference in their communities.

 

CONTACT

 

 

melissa@mtumas.com

 

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