Filmmaker, Community journalist, and Researcher, Based in Philadelphia
Melissa Beatriz is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, cultural producer, and researcher whose work focuses on the intersection of social justice, media arts/culture, and policy. She is a co-founder of ¡Presente! Media, a Philadelphia-based collective that produces bilingual journalistic articles and documentaries. She is a 2019 Leeway Transformation Awardee and a 2020 Fellow of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Leadership Institute.