Stephanie Rio Collier

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Stephanie Collier is a community educator, independent filmmaker, and multimedia artist with over 10 years experience teaching media production and literacy skills in both community and academic settings. Her work is rooted in social justice movements, empowering everyday people to learn new technologies to tell their stories while also learning to critically analyze the popular media we are surrounded by. As a founding member of B Media Collective she has taught media courses at Portland Community College, developed curriculum for Pacific Northwest College of Arts, presented workshops at universities including Pacific, Reed, Stanford, and more, and collaborated on long-term community training projects with organizations such as We Are Oregon and the East Portland Action Plan’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Her creative work and innovative lessons with the B Media Collective have been featured at conferences such as Cascade Media Convergence, Open Engagement, OROR Fest, and the Portland Experimental Film Festival. She also produces immersive live video installations for music events under the creative name Shugatuth. When not immersed in digital technology she doubles as a plant fanatic where she is a certified Oregon State Master Gardener, teaches garden education courses with the Oregon Food Bank, and concocts her own herbal home remedies from her back yard garden.