Noa Richard is a rising junior at Occidental College with double majors in comparative cultural studies and social justice theory. She is originally from Miami, Florida, but studies in Los Angeles. She received the inaugural Obama Scholar award for her short documentary “The Syrian Refugees of Miami”, a look at Miami’s history of welcoming asylum seekers and its reactions to the Syrian refugee crisis. This short sparked her passion for filmmaking, in both narrative and documentary styles. Noa hopes to professionally work in the film industry with a focus on representation of transnational identities in American and European media. Noa interns in the community education department of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, informing L.A.’s immigrant community on obtaining citizenship, addressing labor rights violations and acquiring legal help for detentions and deportations. In addition, Noa is the photo editor of the Occidental Newspaper, managing all media for the student-run paper.
Updated May 2020