Rebecca Shapiro served as a junior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy from 2008 to 2010. She graduated in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Advertising from USC Annenberg. From 2006-2008, she worked as a research assistant for Dr. Stacy L. Smith analyzing gender portrayals and hypersexuality in children’s television, R-rated films, Oscar-nominated films and the AFI’s “Greatest Films of All Time.” With a strong interest in photography and visual communication, she also mentored underprivileged youth in downtown Los Angeles by teaching documentary photography skills and helping youth develop their own documentary projects.
From 2008-2010, she has worked as an active member of CCLP. She is mainly involved with projects in the areas of women and communication leadership and photographic empowerment. She worked closely with senior fellow Cinny Kennard and faculty fellow Dr. Stacy L. Smith when the center partnered with Maria Shriver on A Woman’s Nation. She also managed a citizen photojournalism project in partnership with The Huffington Post during the 2008 presidential campaign titled Maximum Exposure. Her interest in photographic empowerment also led to the creation of a new minor program of study titled Photography and Social Change, which is expected to become available to USC undergraduate students in fall 2010.
Rebecca is currently working for the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, NY.
She may be reached at email@example.com.