Name: Laurel Felt
Organisation: USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Role: Doctoral student
Country: United States
Laurel Felt is a doctoral student at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism staunchly committed to social change. Her work is informed by her rich background in social policy (B.S., Northwestern University), developmental psychology (M.A., Tufts University), and multimedia curriculum design and instruction (Tighe Publishing Services, PBS Kids Ready to Learn/WGBH, Eliot-Pearson Children's School, Chicago International Children's Film Festival). She is specifically interested in supporting young people's development of primary skills (i.e., skills relating to social and emotional competence, new media literacies, asset appreciation, and narrative), privileging participants' voices, and leveraging multimedia for educational benefit. Laurel has partnered with such diverse entities as: the BBC World Service Trust; Hollywood, Health & Society; Nickelodeon Kids & Family Research Group; Common Sense Media; Senegal's African Health Education Network (Reseau Africain d'Education pour la Sante (RAES)); and the U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress. She is currently collaborating with Project New Media Literacies and RFK-LA Community Schools.