NARRATOR. LUVADA A. HARRISON enjoys a varied and distinguished academic and performing career. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the Manhattan Philharmonic and her Lincoln Center debut in Alice Tully Hall with the New York Choral Society as the soprano soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater. Harrison has performed with regional opera companies and symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. As an Arts Educator, she worked for the Education Department of the New York City Opera Company, the Metropolitan Opera Guild and the “Meet the Artist” series at Lincoln Center.
Cinematographer. Preston Sullivan. Preston has thirty years of professional experience in documentary, news, sports, corporate and commercial production. Cinematographer for approximately one hundred local and national Public Television documentaries. FAA Certified Remote Pilot with two years experience in drone cinematography. BA Advertising, MA Broadcast and Film Communication, The University of Alabama.
NARRATION AUDIO RECORDIST. Brittany Young is APR’s Program Director and Content Manager. She began her public radio journey in the spring of 2015 as a news intern for APR while in graduate school at The University of Alabama. While at UA, Brittany also served as a graduate research and teaching assistant in the Telecommunication and Film department. Before making her way to APR, she served as news intern for WBMA-TV in her hometown of Birmingham, Ala. She has her M.A. in Communication and Information Sciences and her B.A. in Journalism Communication.
INTERVIEWER/ Field Production Assistant. Jimika Colvin was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Colvin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in human development and family studies from Auburn University. Before joining the team at Impact America, Jimika served as an AmeriCorps VISTA Outreach and Engagement Fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she worked closely with students, faculty, and nonprofit organizations to develop, support, and sustain campus-community initiatives.
Post Production Adviser & Assistant. Ginger Jolly. Journalism and Creative Media, University of Alabama. Her documentaries have been featured on Alabama Public Television, in the DocMiami Film Festival, the Urban Suburban Film Festival in Philadelphia, the International Black Film Festival in Nashville, the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, the Jubilee Film Festival in Selma, the Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival in Norfolk, at Temple University and in the Cinedelphia Film Festival. Jolly is holds an MFA from Temple University.
INTERVIEWER /OUTREACH. MALCOLM CAMMERON. UVA Department of History, Ph.D. student. His current project explores urban renewal and resistance in an Alabama community following the Housing Act of 1949. Most studies of housing in the state focus on Birmingham, the state’s largest city. However, I hope to broaden our understanding of the practice in the state and its effects on communities. I first learned of urban renewal efforts in the community I study when conducting an oral history interview with a former civil rights activist. The former activist believed that urban renewal and other events in the community had been overlooked and encouraged research on the subject.
Piano Audio Recordist. Max Shores. A thirty-year veteran of TV and documentary film production, Max’s work has been featured on Alabama Public Television, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, PBS stations nationwide, and film screenings around the world. His documentaries are featured in the online Encyclopedia of Alabama and selections from his work have been exhibited in the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California and the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.
Promotions. Jamia Cammeron. As a marketing communications professional, Cammeron has years of experience in helping organizations tell their stories — and increase brand awareness — through traditional and digital media. Currently, she works as an marketing communications professional for a major fast-food restaurant in Atlanta, where she manages the creative strategy, development and delivery of storytelling for the brand. Jamia is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she studied marketing and public relations. She also recently earned an MBA from the University of Georgia.
University of Alabama Student Field Production Assistants