After moving around internationally for most of her childhood, Siena Richardson graduated with Honors from New York University in the fall of 2016, with a major in drama and minor in documentary film. While at NYU, Siena served on the executive board of the Fusion Film Festival, an organization promoting the voices of women in film, television and new media, and interned at The Daily Show, The Weinstein Company, and the Downtown Community Television Center. After working at Impact, she plans to continue to travel and build a career in the documentary film industry.

What was your most meaningful service experience or extracurricular activity in college and why?

Working for the Fusion Film Festival and at DCTV were both immensely rewarding experiences for me. At Fusion, I was a part of building something with a team of smart, passionate young women, using our skills to lift up work that doesn’t get the attention it deserves in our industry. At DCTV, I got to do meaningful work as a part of a team of high-level professionals making thoughtful films that have an impact.

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

I have been lucky to see a lot of the world, ever since I was a small child. Recently, I got to visit India and see the Taj Mahal. It was incredibly foggy, so we could barely see the building when we first got there but when we got up close, it was so beautiful. By the time we left, the fog burned off and you could see the whole iconic shape of the building.