My favorite part of Southern Exposure was meeting so many amazing people. I had a lot of fun making my film and traveling to some of the many beautiful areas of Alabama. I love what Southern Exposure represents and was honored to be a part of it!

—Mindy Keeley, 2014 Fellow

Having the chance to explore Alabama's natural landscapes, the mentorship and peer-critique process within a diverse group of filmmakers, and the networking opportunities the process brought with it gave me such a positive experience with a group of peers whose friendship and work I truly value.

—Rhonda Chan Soo, 2013 Fellow

Southern Exposure was an amazing experience – learning about the pressures on the environment, being embraced by Alabama's community of environmental advocates, soaking in beautiful natural treasures, spending a summer with a talented group of filmmakers – I couldn't recommend it more.

—Emily Fraser, 2013 Fellow

They made it really easy for us to fall in love with Alabama, especially as first timers. I think they also made it really easy for us to become concerned about this beautiful place because they opened our eyes to a very diverse range of pressing environmental needs here.

—Liza Slutskaya, 2016 Fellow and 2018 Program Coordinator

Category: Coastal protection

Laurence Alexander

Always intrigued with the natural world, Laurence Alexander received an MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking after obtaining a BS in Conservation Biology from Clemson University. Laurence's production experience ranges from crewing for short films to working as a camera operator at live events, and she was contracted by the U.S. Geological Survey to produce a public outreach film on brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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Katie Jewett

A native of Mill Valley, California, Katie Jewett graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a degree in Human Biology, where she developed a unique concentration in marine policy and communication. Her senior thesis film examined the impact of new fishing regulations on local fishermen and represents Katie’s passion to explore human interactions with the natural environment. After graduation, Katie worked on Puget Sound as an environmental educator and deck-hand on board the historic schooner Adventuress, where she focused on presenting marine conservation efforts to a wide range of audiences.

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