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João Ducci

How has YSF affected you?  Has it shaped what you want to do and how you approach your work/aspirations?

YSF has definitely showed me that I can have an impact . . . more

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Avan Shirwani

How has YSF affected you?  Has it shaped what you want to do and how you approach your work/aspirations?

YSF has affected me in such beneficial ways. It allowed me . . . more

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Filipe Domiano

Favorite Movie: The King’s Speech (how fitting!), Big Fish

Favorite Book (or book recommendation): The Art of Dramatic Writing, by Lajos Egri (best book on the subject I’ve ever read). . . . more

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Michelle Gonzalez

Favorite Movie:  Annie Hall

Favorite Book: Wicked

Name of your favorite teacher growing up: Alexis Butler – Why is she your fav? She would have to be my favorite teacher . . . more

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Jackie Fiske

 Years with YSF? I originally heard about YSF at USC from one of the program’s founding members, Mikkel Bondesen. I  began volunteering in 2008 and haven’t been able to stay . . . more

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Celine Wallace

 

Years with YSF?  I have been a mentor at Young Storytellers the past two school semesters!

Is there a moment that stands out to you in your experience as . . . more

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Laura Manchester

LauraManchesterYears with YSF: Less than 1 and already counting the days to my 10 year mark!

Most recent school: Culver CIty Middle School

Favorite Movie: 21 Grams or Biutiful

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Tamara Ham

TAM HAM 2060Years with YSF: At least 6

Most recent school: Melrose Elementary

Favorite Movie: I hate picking favorites, but here are some all time faves: Tootsie, Sixteen Candles, When Harry Met . . . more

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Brittney Khorsandi (Smith)

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Years with YSF: 4, and they’ve flown by!

Most recent school: Linwood E. Howe Elementary 

Favorite Movie: A total throw down between The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins . . . more

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Jessica Piazza

Piazza2Years with YSF: Three and counting….

Most recent school: Overland Elementary

Favorite Movie:  The Princess Bride, Goodfellas, The Royal Tenenbaums, Kicking and Screaming (err, the Noah Baumbach one, not the . . . more

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Casey Ruggieri

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Years with YSF: 3

Most recent school: Micheltorena Elementary School

Favorite Movie: The Sandlot

Favorite Book (or book recommendation): Any John Steinbek novel.

Name of your favorite teacher . . . more

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Nicole Broida

Years with YSF: 3

Most recent school: Marvin Elementary School

Favorite Movie: Love Actually

Favorite Book (or book recommendation)I recently read The Alchemist. It is very . . . more

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Tristan Almario

Years with YSF: I lost count so I will guess… 3 awesome years?

Most recent school: El Rincon Elementary

Favorite Movie: “The Notebook.” Whoa! I meant to say, “Ghostbusters.”

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Scotty Crowe

Years with YSF: 4

Most recent school: Edison Elementary School

Favorite Movie: Tough.  Movie I’ve seen the most times?  Drop Dead Fred.

Favorite Book (or book recommendation): “Extremely Loud . . . more

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Brittany Ross

Years with YSF: 3

Most recent school: Micheltorena Street School

Favorite Movie: Hook

Favorite Book (or book recommendation): I’m a Harry Potter Fanatic! So much to the point that . . . more

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Andrew Levine

Years with YSF11

Most recent school: Canfield Avenue Elementary

Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski

Favorite Book (or book recommendation): I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski

Name of your . . . more

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Coleman Engellenner

Years with YSF: 6 and counting

Most recent school: El Rincon

Favorite Movie: Way too many to pick a favorite, but I really, really liked UP.

Favorite Book (or book . . . more

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Abbe Meryl

Years with YSF: 3

Most recent school: Wilshire Crest Elementary

Favorite Movie: Annie Hall  (among about a million others)

Favorite Book (or book recommendation): Oh Jeez...The Scarlet Letter . . . more

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Andrew Boyle

Years with YSF: 2

Most recent school: Cheremoya Elementrary, Hollywood

Favorite Movie: (s) Being There, Philadelphia Story, West Side Story, Close Encounters, Kramer Vs. Kramer

Favorite Book (or book recommendation): . . . more

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Erin Mikosz

Years with YSF: 6 and still goin strong!

Most recent school: El Rincon (Home of the Cougars & YSF Rockstars)

Favorite Movie: Down To Earth (circa ’47 & Rita Hayworth . . . more

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Jeff Smith

Occupation: Writer/Director/Producer

Years with YSF: 8

Most recent school: Crescent Heights & St. Anne Elementary

Favorite Movie:  The Big Lebowski because I think I am Jeff Lebowski

Favorite Book (or . . . more

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Joe Holt

Years with YSF: 3 years

Favorite Movie: The Deer Hunter

Favorite Book (or book recommendation): A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, or any Stephen King.

Name of your . . . more

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