Gabby is an RTVF sophomore who is also studying Psychology and Sociology. She hopes to one day be an actress in a drama or comedy that she has written. Gabby can’t get enough of psychological thrillers and wants to write a few of her own. Her main idols in the industry are Issa Rae, Lee Daniels, and Jordan Peele, but the list of Black stars whom she loves goes on. As Industry Co-Chair, Gabby hopes to enrich the TV and film loving community by bringing in inspiring professionals, hosting workshops, and scheduling fun trips. She loves fashion, music, and of course TV shows and Films. She laughs at pretty much everything, even if it’s not intentional. So tell her a joke and even if it’s bad you won’t know because she’s laughing at how corny it was.
Growing up in Summit, New Jersey, Adam Present didn’t discover his love for filmmaking until his high school friend, who had a crush on a girl taking a film class, convinced him to take it with him too. A junior RTVF major also studying Integrated Marketing and Communications, Adam wants to have a career writing and directing narrative films, but right now is a professional at deflecting questions from adults about whether he’ll one day move to LA. As Industry Co-Chair he hopes to connect with Chicago-based alumni and filmmakers, and increase the presence of Northwestern films at festivals across the country. Adam also competes on NU’s club water polo and swim teams. He spends his free time watching all sorts of films and being aggressively average at pickup sports.