I am a graduate student at Ball State University, pursuing an M.A. in the Department of Media's Digital Storytelling Program. I am a graduate assistant at the David Owsley Museum of Art whose role is to create video content, graphics, and advertising for the museum. Outside of coursework, I write feature articles for Looper.com, SVG, and serve as the Secretary of Ball State's student-organized film festival: Frog Baby Film Festival.
I graduated from Ball State University in 2019 with a B.A. in Telecommunications with a concentration in Film and Media Studies. I graduated with minors in both Japanese and Professional Writing in Emerging Media. During my time at Ball State, I was a member of the student volunteer group Music and Memory and the campus organization Women in Tech.
In summer 2017, I participated in a Japan study abroad program through KIIS. During that time, I took a course designed to better my conversational Japanese, lived with a host family, and participated in cultural classes including Japanese flower arrangement and calligraphy. I was also responsible for creating a lesson plan to teach elementary students at Tenri Elementary School the differences between American and Japanese culture in a fun, interactive session.
Following my study abroad, I entered into a Production Internship at WFYI Indianapolis for the remained of my summer vacation. During my internship, I was given experience with AVID editing software, collected b-roll, attended various shoots and live studio recordings, assisted in timecoding, and streamlined the video editing process by writing transcripts of video interviews.
After spending a year as the publication's Senior Reviews Editor in 2016, I was hired as the Editor-In-Chief of Ball State's online entertainment magazine, Byte in May 2017, a role I would hold until May 2018.
OTHER VIDEO PROJECTS
As a graduate assistant at the David Owsley Museum of Art, I assisted in shooting and editing video content for the museum's Virtual Museum experience. This includes six staff perspectives discussing specific artwork in the 20/20: Twenty Women Artists of the Twentieth Century exhibition and editing a video exploring the work of artist Irene Rice Pereira.
One of the larger video projects I prepared was a pre-recorded two-hour Facebook live stream for the museum's annual Final Friday event. For the project, I compiled and edited footage, wrote the script, and ran the live stream using OBS.
Dee and Tammy Interview: Challenging a Lifetime of Homophobia in Indiana
Written, Researched, Recorded, and Edited by Emily Reuben
After facing a lifetime of homophobia, Dee and Tammy Kearns were unconvinced they would ever be allowed to tie the knot. However, after LGBTQ marriage became legal in Indiana in 2014, the couple was able to finally say their vows the following year.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Ball State University ASPiRE Student Creative Arts Competition Grant Recipient (2021)
Ball State University Magna Cum Laude (2019)
The Department of Journalism Award for Outstanding Leadership (2018)
TCOM Film and Media Studies Student of the Year (2016-2017)
Louie Award: Byte Excellence in Print Award (2016-2017)
Louie Award: Byte Best New Member Award (2015-16)
Ball State Pre-TCOM Student of the Year Award (2015-16)
Ball State University Dean's List Fall (2015-Summer 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College Dean's List Fall (2014 - Spring 2015)
AWARDS FOR WRITTEN WORK
2019 Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Circle Awards
Personal opinion: Off-campus issues (Certificate of Merit): "Documenting Docs: "Titicut Follies"
2018 Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Circle Awards
Digital Media: First Person Experience (Certificate of Merit): "Studying Abroad in Japan: The Weebs are Wrong"
Digital Media: Entertainment Reviews (Certificate of Merit): “Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ Grossly Misunderstands Why the Original was a Success”
Co-Presenter, MAPACA Annual Conference,"The Rise of the E-Girl: Embrace of a Stereotype or of the Male Gaze?," 2021
Presenter, PCA/ACA National Conference,"The Politics of Israel’s Emerging Horror Genre," 2021