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Using Film to Drive Social Change
by Tirrea Billings, Reflct Media

Join us for this free webinar via the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries GoToWebinar series! Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2160293366302456334

In 2011, Tirrea Billings was one of five high school students who undertook the adventure of a lifetime during Project Shiphunt: hunt for a shipwreck, investigate its identity, and document it in 3D for future generations. Accompanied by a team of scientists and historians from NOAA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and other partners, the students conducted a full-fledged research mission and searched the deep waters of northwestern Lake Huron. Join Tirrea Billings to learn more about this experience and how it helped shape her love for film and storytelling, her journey as an entrepreneur, and how she uses her gifts as an activist in digital spaces.

Tirrea Billings is a multidisciplinary storyteller, social justice entrepreneur, and aspiring scholar in communication, culture, and documentary media. She is driven by her passion to tell stories and is committed to ensuring that marginalized communities have a space to share their lived experiences. Everyone has a story, and she wants to make certain that underrepresented voices also have a seat at the table and a chance to be heard.

Tirrea holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film/Video/Media studies and a Master of Arts in Communication, both from Western Michigan University.

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