Melissa Beatriz Skolnick

Melissa Beatriz Skolnick is a documentary filmmaker and multimedia storyteller, who uses these platforms to bring awareness to social justice and human rights issues that are often ignored. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Delaware. Since 2010, she has been working with nonprofits and arts organizations throughout Philadelphia, while using a range of tools for community building and storytelling. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2), and is interested in the intersection of social justice policy, visual ethnography, and the arts.