Angelyn Chandler is an architect with a scientific bent, and she’s found a role matched to her diverse interests and skills. The child of artists, she knew from age 12 that she wanted to be an architect, but her career took an unexpected turn when she took a job at the N.Y.C. Parks Department. Challenges like overseeing infrastructure restoration at Rockaway Beach after Hurricane Sandy, or managing the conversion of Freshkills – once the largest landfill in the world – to parkland, have put her on a steep learning curve. She’s been up for it. Chandler tells her story in the first of our 2013-14 Loeb video profiles.
The Loeb Fellowship initiated the Video Profiles project last year to enable current Loeb Fellows to tell their stories, what motivates them and how the Fellowship has been meaningful for their work. Joanne Nerenberg (Loeb Affiliate 2012) is directing and executing the project with Maggie Janik (GSD Presentation Services Specialist).
Joanne Nerenberg is a dancer and documentary filmmaker who brings a love of movement to her video work. In 2000 she co-created move It!, a dance TV show for kids. Her film High Street Intersection won several awards, including Best of Festival at the Berkeley Film Festival. Her short documentary Body Job, a meditation on physicality in the workplace, won Best Documentary at the MOTION Film Festival. Nerenberg currently produces educational video for institutions including the American Museum of Natural History, New York Historical Society and Brooklyn Children’s Museum. She teaches dance at Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn.
Maggie Janik is Presentation Services and Technical Support Specialist in the GSD Computer Resources Group. She produced a prize-winning short documentary about the MudWorks project of the Loeb Class of 2012. Janik graduated from Rhode Island College and previously worked at the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education. She is currently working on a MA in Digital Media at the HU Extension School.