Shamauri Brown-Young ’20 hopes his film ultimately breaks down barriers.
While on a border immersion trip in spring of 2017, the Saint Mary’s University student videoed the compelling stories of students who must cross the international border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on a daily basis.
Brown-Young, a computer science major and communications minor, said he had no idea what to expect when he and 11 other Saint Mary’s students experienced a closer look at the divided border region.
By debuting his film “Conversations Near the Border” Feb. 11 during this year’s Frozen River Film Festival, the Chicago native was able to share what he learned with a broader audience.
Adam Pfister C’06, M’10 can’t deny that speaking to the U.N. in early December was a career highlight.
But Pfister’s career is full of highlights. As a solutions engineer on the nonprofit and global organizations team for Esri, he works closely with organizations who are solving global problems like the World Health Organization and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is successfully eradicating Polio.
A graduate of Saint Mary’s University’s M.S. in Geographic Information Science program, Pfister works for a company which is an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software and technology.