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Tian is currently studying 3D animation at Villa Maria College, and will be graduating in 2020. With a focus in film theory and pre-production aspect of animated film, Tian assists WNYMuslims in promotional-visual projects and outreach for the Collective International Film Festival (CIFF). He also is a member of the creative team and chronicles creative ideas as well as structure and execution of ideas.
Alexander is a graduate of Canisius College with a B.S. in Marketing & Information Systems. He is serving WNYMuslims in marketing for CIFF social media posts to developing marketing strategy. He has assisted in the promoting, judging, and marketing for the Collective International Film Festival (CIFF) as well as implementing marketing theory into WNYMuslims. Alexander is concerned about humanitarian causes including ending global hunger.
Tehniyet is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia with a dual major in Organization Psychology, Health Science and a minor in Sociology. She has various leadership experiences in health, community outreach and education. Previously she has written grants for the Lake county government. She has aided WNYMuslims as an event coordinator intern, assisting with related projects such as “Roses of the Prophet” and outreach for the Collective magazine. She has also represented WNYMuslims at Interfaith events in the Greater Buffalo region. She previously worked as a Team Lead for the Animas Corporation (Johnson & Johnson) insulin pumps technical support.
Oliver is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, with a B.A. in International Studies (Middle East and North Africa regional specialty) and a minor in Political Science. He has served WNYMuslims as a Political Science and Research Intern, assisting with the creation of the Collective International Film Festival(CIFF), and with outreach for WNYMuslims’ projects and events. In this position, he has also written articles, newsletters, and press releases, and managed social media for CIFF.
Richard is a native to the Western New York region. He has had seven internships including three newspapers, one NYS Assemblyman, Congressman Brian Higgins and an internship with WNYMuslims. He has a B.A. degree from SUNY Fredonia in journalism, with a minor in political science and Arts & New Media. He currently is subcontracted to WNYMuslims as the Collective International Film Festival Coordinator and for Community Outreach.