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Amy Marks

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Young Technologists

University: Victoria University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Amy Marks

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Young Technologists

University: Victoria University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Biography

In December 2018 I completed my scholarship and graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Screen Media. During my studies, I focused on learning about media production to increase disability representation on screen. While studying, I studied abroad at the School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA, completed the Foundation for Young Australian's (FYA) Young Social Pioneers program in 2016 and worked with FYA along with SBS in early 2017 to make a 60-second short film about my identity as a young person with disability for National Youth Week.

 

I now work at YLAB and Youth Affairs Council of Victoria as part of the Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) as a co-designer on the emerging leaders program. A leadership program aimed at empowering teenagers with disability. I also volunteer at the Reach Foundation as a crew member and do freelance video work. In August 2019, I will be going on a cultural exchange to work at Disneyworld in Florida, this may seem like a random misstep on my journey but I want to use the experience to surround myself with creativity and storytelling and also show young people with disability they can do anything even work at Disneyworld! 

Interests & Passions

  • Video editing
  • Storytelling
  • Motion Graphics
  • Disability Advocacy
  • Freelance video production

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