Meet our 2021 Spring Interns

Meet our 2021 Spring Interns


Meet our 2021 Spring Interns!

Meet our 2021 Spring Interns joining us remotely this semester:

Carlee Campuzano
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Carlee is a senior at Boston University studying Film/Television and Communication. With a passion for children’s media and nonfiction programming, Carlee felt naturally drawn to Shine Global’s mission of exploring conflicts faced by children and families, both known and unknown, to raise awareness and tell compelling stories. As Shine Global’s Production Intern, Carlee hopes to practice producing as she helps with interview series “Shining a Light” as well as learn the business of nonprofit media.


Charlotte Juan
Charlotte Juan is currently a sophomore at New York University studying Marketing and Statistics. Originally from Connecticut, she spent years as a Girl Scout volunteering within her community, and has seen firsthand the impact that garnering attention for a cause can do to create a substantial change in people’s lives. She has also loved being a part of the behind the scenes process of creating films since high school, after joining the film club. She respects Shine Global’s mission of giving underserved children and their families the ability to have their voices heard, and is excited as the marketing intern to be using the power of marketing as a tool to help achieve social change.

Juanita Andrade Pardo
Juanita Andrade Pardo is currently a senior at Muhlenberg College studying Theatre and Film Studies. She has always had a passion for using theatre and film as vessels to tell important human stories. She interned at the non-profit company, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, where she learned about the nonprofit world in NYC and was inspired to continue getting involved. She is excited about joining Shine Global because of their commitment to social advocacy through film. This Spring she joins Shine Global as an outreach intern and is excited to learn more about the nonprofit world and how to help contribute to their vision.  


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Virtually Free Wins Jury Award for Impact from SIMA

Virtually Free Wins Jury Award for Impact from SIMA

2021 SIMA Award for Impact for Virtually Free Shine Global SIMA Award Special Mention

Virtually Free Wins Jury Award for Impact from SIMA, Shine Global named a Special Jury Mention for Production Company

Shine Global’s latest film Virtually Free has won the Jury Award for Impact at the 9th Annual Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA 2021) for innovative videos that share unique insight into “how impact works” and that inspire critical consciousness of current social issues.  Directed by André Robert Lee, the short documentary shows unlikely allies who work together to transform the juvenile justice system and stop mass incarceration in Richmond, VA. In the film, we meet Sid, Taee, and AR, three teens currently being held in a Richmond, VA detention center who are offered the chance to become activists speaking truth to power. Participating in a local arts organizations’ program, Performing Statistics, they are taught by different artists to deliver their powerful, authentic messages to the public, law enforcement, and government officials using their art, including a virtual reality jail cell they’ve helped create.

Shine Global also received a Special Jury Mention in the Production Company category for “companies with a demonstrated track record of producing social impact media.” As a non-profit media company, Shine Global produces inspiring films and compelling content about children and their families. Through tailored distribution and outreach, we connect with our audiences in communities, classrooms, museums, and on capitol hill as part of a powerful engagement campaign to encourage social change.

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR VIRTUALLY FREE (now available for screenings and workshops)

See the full list of winners at