MEET THE DEKAS

Find out more about our current DeKAs and hear why they choose to join DKA

DOM DIDONATO

Senior: Film & Media Arts

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President

"I wanted to surround myself with people who were interested in collaboration and support over competition."

EMILY MOSER

Vice President

Senior: Media Studies & Production

"I joined DKA at a time when I was lacking a community in my field at Temple. Through DKA I have found my people!"

JAMIE PENFIL

Senior Film & Media Arts

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Alumni

SABA AHMED

Junior: Film & Media Arts

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Scholarship/

Cinema Literacy

"I wanted to join because becoming a part of the founding as a freshman meant creating a space to connect with people that have similar interests to you and genuinely want you to succeed."

LAUREN BEREGMAN

Senior: Film & Media Arts

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Member

Cinematic Affairs

"I wanted to be apart of a non-competitive group of filmmakers who encourage me in my work."

SHEA CRONIN

Senior: Film & Media Arts

Cinematic Affairs

"To build a community where fellow students feel empowered to learn and grow as cinematic artists."

MARIA DRAGONE

Sophomore: Film & Media Arts / Communication Studies

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"For the opportunities to network and to make friends with similar interests"

Member

ABBE COHEN

Sophomore: Film & Media Arts

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"So that I could meet people in my field and create long-lasting friendships with fellow creators"

Public Relations

BROOKE FINKILL

Junior: English 

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Secretary

"I love cinema and wanted to open myself up to writing for the screen"

LAUREN SCHWARTZBARD

Sophomore: Film & Media Arts

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"I wanted to make new friends with people of different years and experiences who share my passion for film"

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Risk Management

JESS SHELTON

Junior: Film & Media Arts

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Programming

"I wanted to connect with people who love film as much as I do"

DAMON FAULKNER
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Sophomore: Film & Media Arts

 "I wanted to be surrounded by people with passion and love for cinema and to make good connections and friendships"

Social/Production

DANIEL REDCAY

Junior: Film & Media Arts

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Recruitment

"I wanted to be apart of a diverse group of people that share a common interest"

EMILY STINE

"I wanted to learn more about cinema and to meet others who are interested in film"

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Junior: Film & Media Arts

Associate Education

WESLEY CRAWFORD

STARS Coordinator/ Industry Education

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"I wanted to become a part of the Temple film community and meet people who share my passion for cinema"

Junior: Media Studies & Production

KERRY SHANAHAN

Junior: Media Studies & Production

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Member

"I wanted to collaborate with other creative thinkers and learn as much about film as I can"

BRIANNA DENT

Senior: Film & Media Arts

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"I wanted to get to know people I would not normally cross paths with who share my interests"

Member

"I wanted to get to know people I would not normally cross paths with who share my interests"

LIBBY TARQUINIO

Junior: Film & Media Arts

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"I wanted to be part of something bigger at Temple and be able to meet and collaborate with people of similar interests"

Member

EMILY DETWILER

"I wanted to meet and make personal and professional relationships with talented, like-minded people!"

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Member

Senior: Film & Media Arts

HUNTER THEOBALD

"I wanted meet like-minded individuals, network, and gain access to working on more projects!"

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Member

Senior: Media Studies & Production

KARLY MCGOWAN

"To make new friends and learn new things"

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Sophomore: Film & Media Arts

Props/Costume

SEAN VAN TRIESTE

Sophomore: Film & Media Arts

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Sunshine

"The community is incredibly supporting"

JANELLE SAINT-ELOI

Sophomore: Film & Media Arts

 

 "I wanted to be involved in a group of creative like minded individuals who also have a passion for film like me"

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Treasurer

JESS ANTONACCI

"To be part of a supportive community of talented filmmakers to gain experiences in the industry, and be part of an inclusive environment that is one big family!"

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Member

Junior: Film & Media Arts

SANDY PETRICCIONE
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 "I wanted to meet filmmakers who support and lift each other up. I wanted a space where I could grow in creativity and technique"

Junior: FMA & Spanish

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CONNOR PANSE

 "Because of the brilliant leaders that I saw within the club, all of which I wanted to get to know better and learn from"

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Junior: Film & Media Arts

Member

DAVID HANSLER

"I wanted to connect with and learn from other filmmakers"

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Senior: Film & Media Arts

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OLIVIA BRANDS

Interchapter/Culture

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"I love movies and I wanted to be friends with people who were also passionate about movies."

Sophomore: Media Studies and Production

RYAN KAUFMAN

CineJournal

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Junior: Film & Media Arts

"I joined DKA to become more powerful."

RICHARD WINDISCH
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"To make lifelong connections with people who share the same passions as I do"

Junior: Film & Media Arts

Webmaster

MARY RAGLAND

Member

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I joined DKA to meet and learn from others who are passionate about film, and to gain set experience from working on DKA productions!

Junior: Film & Media Arts

MARISSA WEINBERG

Marketing/Design & Merchandise

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"To be a part of a community of creatives with a similar mindset and passion for creating"

Freshman: Advertising

LEONARDO LORENZI

Member

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"I wanted to be around like minded people"

Freshman: Film & Media Arts

KYRON YOUNG

Member

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"I wanted to have a community of filmmakers and enthusiasts"

Freshman: Film & Media Arts

KEZIA REBEIZ

Retreat/Associate Education Secretary

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"I joined DKA because I wanted to support my colleagues projects"

Sophomore: Political Science

JOHN TUOHY

Member

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"I was looking for a group of people who cared about movies and each other."

Freshman: Film & Media Arts

ETHAN CRUTCHLEY

Member

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"I joined DKA so I could make friends with like-minded people who love movies."

Sophomore: Film & Media Arts

DARIEN BANDISON

Member

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"I wanted to explore an interest in film and media"

Freshman: Undeclared

HOWARD HILL

Philanthropy/

Fundraising

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"I joined DKA to make new friends and connect with people that share my love for film"

Junior: Film & Media Arts