Shayna is a recent UCLA graduate with a degree in English and Film. While at UCLA, she worked at a boutique talent agency and edited student films. She was also a popular reporter for UCLA's HerCampus online publication, where she wrote on love, sex, and relationships, and worked on tv pilot scripts and features which explored the perils of young womanhood, and delayed coming of age stories. Shayna's friends know her for her devotion to multiple aspects of modern nerd culture, when not otherwise engaged in passionate rants about intersectional feminism or how the superhero genre is corrupted through corporate and military influence. Shayna grew up in San Diego, CA, and had the privilege of attending San Diego's Comic Con and Shakespeare plays at the Old Globe each summer, which deeply influenced her. During her experience at UCLA, she learned she had two loves: entertainment and politics--and came to recognize how, in modern American society, both are too often one and the same. Shayna hopes to find a middle ground between the two passions after completing Stanford's Masters in Journalism program, and remains ardent about learning to use new media technologies to boost narratives of those that are less seen in our society.