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This NYU Student Has A Film Heading To The Sundance Film Festival, Also Has Great Hair

Carly Tennes

Carly is breaking stereotypes one accomplishment at a time. While millennials are often regarded as spoiled, lazy pieces of garbage, she’s busy changing the world. Literally.

The 20-year-old junior at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study just found out that a film she’s been working on made it to the renowned Sundance Film Festival. YASSS, girl. As a self-described hippie, she’s also making strides to improve the environment through Divest NYU, an organization that calls for major universities like NYU to invest in renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuel.

So what is there left to achieve from someone who’s already accomplished so much at such a young age? Well, a lot really. Within the next five years, Carly hopes to earn a Pulitzer Prize and impact the world through her art. Meanwhile, the only thing I’ve accomplished today is not spilling my coffee on the subway.

Keep killin’ it, girl. And don’t forget about us little people when you make it big.

Get to know more about Carly below, and be sure to check back daily as we get to know each of our Miss COED 2017 semifinalists a bit better.


Which organization on campus are you most passionate about and why?

Aside from IEC, I’m very passionate about Divest NYU. As a self-described hippie, I greatly care about the environment and think that we desperately need to change our ways in order to keep Earth habitable.  If major universities, including NYU, were to take the money they’ve invested in fossil fuels and use it to instead to invest in renewable energy sources, it would be a huge step in the right direction. Just like with IEC, because I’m very busy between school and work, I contribute by reporting on their demonstrations for on campus news sources and making sure they get the media coverage they deserve. 

Cliché, but where do you see yourself in five years? Ready, set, go! 

Accepting my first Pulitzer Prize. 😉

What’s your biggest accomplishment thus far? 

This year, I’m part of a documentary company, working on a film for a well known news outlet. I found out a few days ago that we made it to the Sundance Film Festival. Although I’ve only worked on small pieces of the film, finding old photos and postcards, logging videos, and fact checking, to see the influence of my work throughout the film has been so rewarding, especially knowing it will be seen by thousands of people. That is undoubtedly my biggest accomplishment so far.  

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