Brittany Menjivar

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Location
New York, NY
School
Yale University
Expertise
Music, 20th/21st Century Pop Culture, Folklore, Mythology
  • Brittany started writing for entertainment news site The Young Folks in 2016.
  • She also works as a staff reporter for The Yale Daily News, where she contributes features, cultural criticism, and personal essays, and as a columnist for The Yale Herald, where she covers pop culture.
  • Her short thriller film, "Fragile.com," premiered at NeueHouse Hollywood in 2019 and has screened at several festivals, including Screamfest, Nightmares (where it won the "Best Recurring Nightmare" award), and FilmQuest (where it was nominated for the "Best Screenplay - Short" award and won the "Best Fantastic Short" award).

Experience

Brittany Menjivar is a screenwriter and journalist born and raised in the DMV. She is currently in her senior year at Yale University, where she is pursuing a B.A. in English (with a concentration in Nonfiction Writing) and Film & Media Studies (with an emphasis on Screenwriting). She has written for the music section of the Young Folks since 2016; she is also a staff reporter for the Yale Daily News and a columnist for the Yale Herald, where she covers pop culture. As a filmmaker, she is especially interested in using thriller and horror tropes to explore social issues. Her short film "Fragile.com" (dir. Alison-Eve Hammersley) has screened at several festivals, including Screamfest, Nightmares (where it won the "Best Recurring Nightmare" award), and FilmQuest (where it was nominated for the "Best Screenplay - Short" award and won the "Best Fantastic Short" award).

Education

Brittany Menjivar is currently a senior at Yale University, where she is pursuing a B.A. in English (with a concentration in Nonfiction Writing) and Film & Media Studies (with an emphasis on Screenwriting). She will graduate in December 2021.
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