Meet Emily, the newest member of our Lightswitch team!
Name: Emily Riebe
Role: Video Production Intern
Having grown up just 20 minutes away from the bustling and artistically eclectic city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Emily is no stranger to the world of art and entertainment media. Emily recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Media Studies and a minor in Theatre Performance. It is during her time at UWL that Emily participated as an actor in dozens of theatrical productions, published research that looked at the intersection of sexuality and gender in post #MeToo media, as well as spent a semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain studying Intercultural Communication as it relates to media. Beyond serving as the Video Production Intern with Lightswitch, Emily also serves as a Producer for small film production company Shake Fly films.
Get to know Emily:
What was the last TV show you binge-watched?
The last show I binge-watched was Breaking Bad… My anxiety levels are still recovering :)
What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy binge-watching reality TV, baking various unhealthy treats for my friends and family, riding my bike around town, writing short film scripts, and hanging out with my precious two-year-old calico cat, Rooney Meow-ra.
What’s your favorite season, and why?
I associate a very nostalgic, childlike feeling to the season of Fall so I would probably say that’s my favorite season. My mom always bakes me pumpkin muffins for my birthday in November, so everytime I smell pumpkin spice I smile and think of her.
What kind of music do you listen to?
I like a lot of music, and what I’m listening to is pretty contingent on my mood. All my Spotify playlists are labeled for specific moods/scenarios that I might find myself in. I would probably say that I am most consistently listening to my mellow mood playlist that has artists like Frank Sinatra, John Mayer, Phoebe Bridgers, and Frank Ocean on it.
What originally got you interested in your current field of work?
I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be in the entertainment industry. I tried out a lot of different avenues of entertainment in my adolescence, from singing and acting to writing and directing, but ultimately found my passion for film and media when I was 21 and studying abroad in Barcelona. From there, I published research in the realm of sexuality, gender, and media and began my career path pursuing roles with production companies to hopefully expand my knowledge of the media industry.
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