I've landed safely in Los Angeles, bought a Prius and got a new job as a producer at Buzzfeed! I will be working with the Shorter Than Short Form team to create some amazing content for Buzzfeed's Snapchat Discover channel. How is this different? This means smaller, bite-sized content in vertical format. How is it the same? I'm still having fun and making you smile.
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Kate McKinnon just won an Emmy, so my roster of Emmy-winning collabs is on the rise! Kate made a cameo in a video I helped produce and shoot for Sesame Street and Mashable. She was incredible grateful to help and a wonder to work with. Check out the video below:
In a couple of weeks I make the official move to California, so I thought I'd take a pit stop to say goodbye to my alma mater Wagner College.
Wagner College is a tiny liberal arts school on a hill on Staten Island. It's consistently voted the #1 Theatre school (which was my major) and the most beautiful campus (which you can clearly see in the photo above). Along with Theater, I studied Photography and Journalism, and I still utilize those skills today through my video work.
More importantly though I learned the value of community, team-building and hard work. The friends I made at Wagner are still some of my best friends today.
Being so close to Staten Island, I've visited campus frequently since my graduation to see the mainstage shows (which are incredible - if you can you should go see one!). It will be sad that I can't just jump on a ferry to say hi to Wagner, but like they say - you can take the boy out of Staten Island, but you can't take Staten Island out of the boy.
And a nice little throwback photo for you guys:
Remember that time a video series I produced made it into the New York Times crossword puzzle? How great is that?
The Bill Nye Emoji Science series was a collaboration with GE, Vayner Media and Small Girls PR. Together, we got the Science Guy to explain things like evolution, climate change and super materials - all with the help of those funny little emoji characters. Here's one of my favorites: