Karen Cheng

Karen Cheng

Bloomington, IN, USA


Last updated October 9, 2020

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I'm a sophomore at Indiana University studying media. My major concentration is cinema and media arts, and my specialization is narrative filmmaking. The Media School also selected me as a Media Scholar, a cohort of promising students. When I'm not working on school projects, I like to do my makeup, read books/random topics online, and journal. My career goals and interests relate to videography and the experience of human life. I would love to one day utilize my media skills to advocate for mental health and social work. This summer I am interning at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. I assist with the communications department and film my own videos for the zoo.

Interesting Factoid

My favorite bubble tea flavor is wintermelon.


Languages

English
Mandarin Chinese
Spanish

Countries Visited

Map View

United States
Canada
China
Italy
Switzerland

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Media Intern

Film video and shoot photographs throughout the zoo including animals and guests that can be used for print and social media. Assist in the end-to-end process from storyboarding to logistics to shooting to editing and publishing. Catalog videos and photos on Zoo Graphic Drive. Visually document special events during zoo season. Assist Communication, Education and Development staff with programs and events as needed.

Asian Culture Center

Web Designer

My main duties include updating the website and creating videos for the Asian Culture Center at Indiana University. My supervisors trust my input on creating an accessible site for the public.

Professional Interests

Media
Social Work
Videography
Mental Health

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Mental Health
Social Work
Asian American
Intersectional Feminism
Black Lives Matter

Volunteer Experience

Newsletter Editor

Asian Culture Center

Oct 2019 - Dec 2019
Creatively design the newsletter, Rice Paper, highlighting Asian-related activities Communicate with media content group leaders about creative choices

Assistant

Whitley County Historical Museum

Mar 2016 - Aug 2019
Assisted with historical archiving and museum events

What Inspires Me  

Favorites  

Hobbies

YouTube
Instagram photography
Makeup
Reading
Journaling
Self-Improvement
Organization
Videography

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

K-Pop

BTS
Blackpink
Twice
Billie Eilish

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Sorry to Bother You

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Education  

School

Columbia City High School


Clubs and Communities

Asian American Association

Indiana Daily Student

Photographer


Academic Interests

Media
Psychology
Social Work
East Asian Culture
Chinese
Languages

Extracurricular Activities

Spell Bowl