The 2017-2018 Executive Board
Megan Ballew is an RTVFer and Business minor from Columbia, South Carolina who is overly involved in RTVF extracurriculars but loves every second of it. When she's not doing RTVF things or running from one Google Calendar event to the next, she loves finding new music on Spotify, talking with the friends she sees at Norbucks (her favorite spot on campus), using Snapchat as her humor outlet, and helping people with their problems. She still trying to figure out what she wants to do in the film industry, but she knows that she wants to make films that emotionally affect people and that people deeply connect with (like her favorite, Good Will Hunting).
Tyler Gould is a Radio/TV/Film and Economics major from Boulder, CO. At Northwestern, he works at the cage and is frequently involved in student film opportunities taking on all sorts of different positions. When he graduates, he hopes to combine economics and film and become a producer. His favorite movies are The Dark Knight and Pulp Fiction. He is an avid Denver Broncos fan and loves playing and watching sports. Someday he hopes to end up back in Boulder, CO.
Elliot Nick is a senior from Columbus, Ohio studying Radio/TV/Film and Chinese Language and Culture. As S22's production coordinator he hopes to help students find innovative ways to create content at the student level. After graduation he plans to pursue a career in cinematography and fashion photography.
Sarah Evans is a sophomore from Los Angeles, California majoring in Radio/TV/Film as well as either Gender Studies or African American Studies-she’s still working on getting her life together. However, she does know that she wants to work as a writer and producer, focusing on promoting social justice issues in her filmmaking. She's excited to be the finance chair to put her love of organizing and forcing people to make budget cuts to good use. When not watching Netflix, Sarah can be found producing segments for the Blackout, handling finances for International Gender Equality Movement, or just running across campus to a meeting while trying (but failing) to not spill her coffee on herself.
While growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, John Michael Currie always wanted to be a doctor like his favorite television protagonist, John Michael "J.D." Dorian of Scrubs. Then, John Michael started his ninth grade biology class and quickly realized a medical career was not for him. John Michael returned from school that day, turned on Scrubs, and thought to himself, "maybe I could do television instead." Many years later, John Michael is now a proud member of the Class of 2018 at Northwestern, majoring in Radio/Television/Film with minors in Theatre and Business Institutions. Unlike a real doctor, John Michael believes laughter is the best medicine, so he has been thrilled to serve as an Executive Producer for Northwestern Sketch Television, a Supervising Producer at The iO Comedy Network, and a founding member of The Bix Musical Improv Troupe.
Katie Adler is junior studying Radio/TV/Film and Integrated Marketing Communications. Outside of class, she enjoys being on set as a photo documentarian, listening to pop music, and eating various combinations of bread and cheese. Upon graduating, Katie hopes to work on the business side of the tv/film industry helping to create content that resonates with audiences.
Second-year RTVF major and Sound Design minor by day, avid horchata enthusiast at any other point in time; Erika Rodriguez hails from the wicked streets of Cicero, IL. Being the busy bee that she is, she holds a leadership position for the Northwestern Evans Scholars and also enjoys playing/making/listening to an absurd amount of music in her spare time. While still unsure of what direction she wants to take with RTVF, her ultimate goal in life is to make people happy: whether this be by sharing the multitude of strange talents and skills she possesses, or by telling stories of strange occurrences that she records on her list of "Things That Apparently Only Happen to Erika" (like the time Chance the Rapper accidentally whacked her across the face, causing her to wipe out). Sharing a birthday with the coveted Damien Chazelle, it is all the more appropriate that her favorite film be Whiplash.
Paula is a sophomore Radio/TV/Film major from the suburbs of Philadelphia. As co-community engagement chair, she hopes to encourage more students to get involved in filmmaking on campus. She's still deciding exactly what she wants to do in the film industry (but of course she's always dreamed of being a famous director). Paula is also on the board of Challah for Hunger. In her free time, she enjoys watching cat videos, pretending to study at coffee shops, and attending events with free food.
Sydney is a sophomore majoring in Radio/TV/Film and minoring in Chinese and Business in Practice. She's from San Diego, CA and yes, she is aware that winter actually exists in Evanston. She spends her free-time running around on student film sets, photographing events for Student Affairs Marketing, and practicing with the club volleyball team. At the moment, her post-graduation plan is to move to LA, pray to the film gods, and forge a career in the intersection of entertainment and business. If that doesn't work out, she'll probably end up on her couch watching "The Breakfast Club" on repeat.
Libby Hanley is a Junior Radio/Television/Film major from Alexandria, Virginia. Outside of class, she enjoys writing for Northwestern Sketch Television and hanging out in Norris University Center. Upon graduating, Libby hopes to be very very famous doing something probably related to film, television, or even radio.
Madeleine Kelly is a senior Radio/Television/Film major with a minor in French and a certificate in Integrated Marketing. As Industry Chair on Studio 22, she’s excited to work to bring compelling speakers to the RTVF and wider Northwestern community. A born and raised New Yorker, she hopes to return to New York City after graduation to pursue a career in Television Production. For now, she’s excited be in the Midwest although she still agonizes over the slightly slower walking pace of her peers!
Liz Coin is a Radio/Television/Film Major in the Comedy Module from Bettendorf, Iowa. Yes, she has been to the field of dreams. Upon graduating, she hopes to be a comedy actor/teacher/producer, although her lifelong dream is to be a dentist. Liz is currently working as a producer intern at The Second City. She’s really into cheeseburgers, Willie the Wildcat, occasionally acting in various productions, and knock-knock jokes.