Jacqueline (Jackie) Heltz is a Vermont-born filmmaker proudly residing in Queens, New York. She studied at McGill University before completing her graduate degree in Media Studies at The New School. As an Innovation Fellow at the Gottesman Libraries and five-year-fixture of EdLab’s video team, Jackie has cherished the opportunity to speak to current trends and national conversations through her work; utilizing media in order to address issues that matter like immigration, inclusion, social justice, the environment, and women’s voices. Various web series such as Seen in NY, Learning Theater Spotlights, The Voice, Changemakers, Art at the Library, and Strange Prize produced alongside her talented teammates serve to highlight unique educational opportunities and innovative educators in locations as seemingly distant as the Rikers Island Prison Complex or as close as the college’s very own Smith Learning Theater. Jackie is passionate about issue-driven documentaries and narratives; hoping her own work serves as a call to action and affects social and legislative change.