What can you do with an RFSS major?

A Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies major prepares students to work in a wide range of fields, including politics, broadcast journalism, education, advocacy/activism, video game design, film/television, and more. 

2018-2022 Graduates

Perla Figuereo (2021)

Perla Figuereo (2021) is a production assistant at Fabletics, an active wear company in Los Angeles.

Eleanor Shields (2020)

Eleanor Shields (2020) is currently an Interim Admissions Services Supervisor at Colorado State University Global.  She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Madeline Fagundo (2020)

Madeline Fagundo (2020) is an Associate Digital Content Manager at the Hillman Group in Boulder, Colorado.

Matt Chlastawa (2020)

Matt Chlastawa (2020) completed his MBA at Fairfield University and now teaches high school in Alamo, Texas as part of the Teach for America program.

Julia Gutterman (2020)

Julia Gutterman (2020) is a publicity assistant for the content team at Wolf Kasteler PR in New York City.

Tristan Van Rooden (2020)

Tristan Van Rooden (2020) is a consultant as FiscalNote, a legal affairs tech company in New York City.

Lydia Sullivan (2020)

Lydia Sullivan (2020) is currently in the Higher Education Administrator Master’s program in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. Lydia hopes to pursue education policy work in Washington D.C. after graduation.

Tim Kapolowitz (2020)

Tim Kapolowitz (2020) works in film production in New York City and New England. Tim has had the opportunity to work on productions for Sony Pictures, HBO Max, A24, and Miramax.

Will Green (2020)

Will Green (2020) is doing Teach for America down in the Mississippi Delta, currently teaching 8th and 9th grade in a small rural community. Will is also working on a masters of education at Johns Hopkins.

Abel Ramirez (2020)

Abel Ramirez (2020) is a Team Lead at Accenture in Denver, CO where he manages a group of Digital Marketing Account Associates for a large social media platform. 

Erik Skattum (2019)

Erik Skattum (2019) recently produced Porcupine, an independent feature starring Jena Malone that has played at a number of film festivals.  He is a talent assistant at Buchwald in New York City.

Ross Ehrlich (2019)

Ross Ehrlich (2019) is a production coordinator at CNN in New York City.

Victoria Arjoon (2019)

Victoria Arjoon (2019) is a Multimedia Coordinator and Producer at Reel Guyana, a video production and marketing company in Georgetown, Guyana.  Reel Guyana’s recent short documentary Eco Travellers was the first Guyanese film to be played theatrically.

Claire Sullivan (2019)

Claire Sullivan (2019) is currently living DC and working for a political research firm after a few stints on campaigns, and is heading to law school in the fall.

Gil Connolly (2018)

Gil Connolly (2018) is an Account Manager at Trident DMG, a Public Relations and Crisis Management firm in Washington, DC.

Marisa Sittheeamorn (2018)

Marisa Sittheeamorn (2018) works for UN Women in Bangkok, Thailand, where she supports events and communications across the partnerships and advocacy units for the Asia-Pacific region.

Sierra Ryder (2018)

Sierra Ryder (2018) completed her Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism and Sports Media at Syracuse University and currently anchors the morning show and serves as a mid-morning reporter at NBC Montana.

Sam Clough (2018)

Sam Clough (2018) is an Associate Producer at Osmosis Films in NYC.

2013-2017 Graduates

Sara Hoye (2017)

Sara Hoye (2017) completed her Masters degree in Digital Communication and Media at Northeastern University and currently serves as a Media Coordinator for This Old House Ventures.

Sarika Subramaniam (2014)

Sarika Subramaniam (2014) completed a Master’s in Behavioral and Decision Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in the Spring 2022 and is interested in Market Research and UX Research opportunities. Prior to UPenn, Sarika worked in advertising in New York and Boston building traditional and digital advertising campaigns for clients like Bank of America, MindBody and iRobot.

Alex Bödtker (2014)

Alex Bödtker (2014) learned to code during the pandemic and is now working as a developer for a start up that is focused on decarbonizing companies.

2003-2012 Graduates

Ryan Kayton (2012)

Ryan Kayton (2012) is a Senior Creative Strategist at Twitch, creating custom programming for advertisers who are looking to make a splash in the gaming world.

Neil Creahan (2010)

Neil Creahan (2010) works at a technology startup, Avesha, based in Bedford MA.

Sean Siff (2005)

Sean Siff (2005) is a Sr. Marketing Manager at Bose, working specifically with the aviation industry providing the marketing used to sell headset technology to professional pilots around the globe.

Graduates from 2002 or earlier

Elizabeth Rynecki (1991)

Elizabeth Rynecki (1991) is an author, documentary film producer. Her first book: Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter’s Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy was published by NAL/Penguin Random House in 2016. Her documentary film, CHASING PORTRAITS, had its world premiere in 2018 and is distributed by First Run Features. She is the family archivist for the works of her great-grandfather, Moshe Rynecki. Her new book project is a personal look at her Dad’s ship salvage career. www.ElizabethRynecki.com