Julianna Villarosa is a scientist-turned-filmmaker, activist, curator, and educator. Her work explores ecology, place, and human-environment relationships. She received her MFA in Film & Video Production at the University of Iowa and her BA from the University of North Carolina. She is an Iowa Arts Fellow (2018), Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio Fellow (2019), and Student Academy Awards semi-finalist (2019), and has recieved grants from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (2019), the Eye Filmmuseum (2020), and the Puffin Foundation (2021). Select features and screenings include Vimeo Staff Picks, The Atlantic, Slamdance Film Festival, Walker Art Center, Orphan Film Symposium, Discovery Channel, the National Park Service, and more. She is currently in post-production on her first feature documentary, Green Desert.

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