• Wix Facebook page
  • Wix Twitter page
  • Wix Google+ page

MEGAN
SHEA

Film & Media Production
 

About Me

film & media production | screenwriter | all time nerd​

I am a film and media production student at Loyola University Chicago with an interest in screenwriting and analysis of media. While I enjoy geeking out over fan culture, mythology, science fiction & fantasy, you can also find me advocating for mental health and disability awareness, reform, and greater levels of representation in media. I find the intersection between art and activism a fascinating and crucial place to explore.

 

Work & Volunteer

Experience

Loyola University Chicago School of Communication

Owl Lab Technology Assistant

August 2019 - Today

Chicago, Illinois

  • Checking in/out student reservations 

  • Renewing equipment via phone 

  • Maintaining an organized inventory of equipment 

  • Training fellow students on the proper use of cameras, lighting, gimbal stabilizers, and other equipment

  • Helping fellow students troubleshoot issues in editing software

  • Working in a team to create social media posts

Flip Screen

Staff Writer (Unpaid)

November 2019 - Today

  • Working as an unpaid staff writer for an independent film criticism website

  • Pitching brief outline of articles, working title, and due date

  • Writing reviews, essays, and feature articles on films and television shows

Chicago International Film Festival

Theater Operations Volunteer

Chicago, Illinois

October 2019

  • Volunteered in theater operations for the 2019 Chicago International Film Festival

  • Helped accept tickets, hand out ballots, clean the theater, count votes, and assist the theater manager with various other tasks

  • Assisted film festival guests in finding theaters, bathrooms, and the concessions

  • Assisted film festival guests in answering questions and providing information

The Disney Store

Part-Time Retail Associate

Chicago, Illinois

Fall 2017

  • Engaged customers in discussion on products

  • Created magical experiences for children of all ages

  • Worked on the display floor and at the cash register

Cincinnati Country Day School

Summer Camp Assistant Teacher

Cincinnati, Ohio

Summer 2016

  • Supported the lead teacher in and out of the classroom

  • Created and maintained a child friendly learning environment

  • Developed relevant skills in three and four year old children in areas of cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development

Cincinnati Horticultural Society

Chair of the Afternoon Tea

Cincinnati, Ohio

April 2015 & April 2016

  • Planned, executed, and hosted the Afternoon Tea

  • Developed creative event concepts including theme, menu, and décor

  • Raised $18,000 in ticket sales and $20,000 in sponsorships and donations

  • Worked in a leadership capacity with a team of staff, vendors, and volunteers

  • Created a unique Flower Show event experience for over 225 guests each year to drink tea, have family friendly fun, and bond with each other

Newport Aquarium WAVE Foundation

Summer Naturalist

Cincinnati, Ohio

Summer 2014 & Summer 2015

  • Volunteered extensively for a total of over 300 hours and was recognized for excellent guest service

  • Educated guests on marine ecosystems, wildlife, and conservation through aquarium exhibits

  • Presented facts and proper handling information at the Tide Pool and Shark Touch stations

  • Directed guests to locations within the aquarium or in the surrounding area and supported guest services by answering any and all questions

 

Education

Loyola University Chicago

Bachelor of Arts- BA, Film and Media Production

Anticipated Graduation in Summer 2020

3.45 Cumulative GPA, 3.73 Department GPA

  • Participated as an active member in the sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha

  • Held a 2018-2019 school year executive board position as event coordinator for Grower's Guild, an on campus gardening and sustainable food club

Skidmore College

Attended (Transferred to Loyola University Chicago)

2016 - 2017

  • Held a 2017 semester executive board position as event coordinator for the Feminist Action Network

  • Worked extensively as a 2016-2017 school year member and sound technician for Lively Lucy's, a music-based club primarily running monthly open mic's and hosting small concerts

  • Hosted a 2016 semester weekly radio show through WSPN, the college radio station

  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Vimeo
  • Pinterest
  • YouTube
 

Contact Me