Alessandra Villaamil is a multimedia producer, interaction designer, and journalist based in New York. She holds a B.S. in Communication from the University of Miami and is currently pursuing a Master in Professional Studies at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. She has worked for The Miami Herald, The Knight Center for International Media, and Grand Ave News.
As a filmmaker, multimedia producer and journalist, she has worked on a variety of projects including: Greening the Grid (2009), a multimedia website showcasing videos on green technology and sustainability in the Czech Republic; Vwa Fanm: Stories on Statelessness and Migration (2009), addressing the plight of undocumented Haitian migrant women in the Dominican Republic; Igniting a Movement (2010), celebrating intellectually disabled athletes at the Special Olympics Global Congress in Marrakech, Morocco and the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece (2011).
As an interaction designer, she seeks to improve the relationship between people and the products, systems, and environments that they engage in, creating synergies amongst disparate elements by implementing design solutions in various platforms.
Her work has brought her to the Clinton Global Initiative University, the Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival, The United Nations Association Film Festival, the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival and WAMM (Women And Minorities in Media Festival).