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SOC GSC President Sumner

SOC Graduate Student Council

Kenya M. Sumner, President

“I love TV!” is a common quote of Mrs. Kenya M. Sumner, so she decided to join the ranks of those brave souls behind the lens.

One of her first jobs out of college was at CBS, where she was a Legal Assistant. Working at CBS gained her complete access to the production side of TV and the people who make television.

Kenya then moved to Maryland and briefly attended the Corcoran College of Art and Design, majoring in Graphic Design. Here, she honed in on her creative eye and developed new ways to ‘think outside the box’. She then decided to head back to what first brought her joy, television production. Since her start as a Production Assistant with the annual PBS broadcast, A Capitol Fourth and the National Memorial Day Concert, she has worked on many productions, including commercials for Nike and the Maryland Lottery and live television shows like the Super Bowl Half Time Show. It was in Maryland that she also was blessed to become an entrepreneur and opened up Prep for Filming, a production rental equipment company.

Kenya M. Sumner, a graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC, is a self employed Production Manager, in the Metro DC area and is pursuing her M.A. in Producing for TV, Film and Video at American University.

Kenya currently resides in Clinton, MD with her husband and daughter.

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SOC GSC Little

Gabriel Little, Vice President

Gabrielle is a graduate student in the School of Communication's Strategic Communication program. She holds a Bachelor degree in Communication from Eastern Connecticut State University, where she focused her studies in Advertising and Public Relations. Prior to joining SOC, Gabrielle worked as a Business Development Specialist and served a digital marketing freelancer. Gabrielle enjoys reading, attending concerts and learning about digital media trends.

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Agnes Erskine, Social Media Director

My name is Agnes Memuna Erskine and I was born and raised in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area (Maryland and Virginia mainly). I received my Bachelor’s degree in Radio, TV, and Film  (concentration in Audio Production) from Howard University in 2013. I am an MA student in the Producing Film, Television, and Video program. I currently work as an Administrative Assistant in Silver Spring, MD, however my passion is for entertainment media. In my rare, spare time, I like going to live Gospel, and R&B concerts. I am currently cultivating my new media production company called Kiss My Aggie Entertainment, and I’m producing my first documentary called: “Sexy and Saved”. After completing the Producing Film, Television, and Video program, I hope to continue to produce Christian films and documentaries, as well as other forms of New Media. I look forward to serving as the SOC GSC Social Media Director for the 2016-2017 school year!

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SOC GSC Taylor

Asia Taylor, Special Events Director

Before making her mark at O’Keefe, Asia developed countless corporate, educational and mission pieces.  Experienced both behind the camera and in the edit suite, Asia brings her creative focus and vision to each and every production.

A storyteller, Asia enjoys transforming clients’ ideas into meaningful expressions. Through the use of creative cinematography, sleek graphics, and dynamic sound design, she creates powerful and memorable pieces.  A skilled editor, Asia is fearless with any new production technique - especially when it can add even more “wow” to a video.  This dedicated approach has resulted in industry recognition, including several Telly Awards.

Asia received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Mass Communications with a concentration in Video Production from Frostburg State University and is currently pursing at MA in Producing for Film, Television, and Video at American University.

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