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Catie Grant

Lecturer, Director of Student Video Agency, Film-Video and Media Studies, Telecommunications

Biography

Catie Grant brings over a decade’s worth of experience to her new role as a faculty member in the College of Communications and the director of CommAgency, where she mentors and leads students in client-based media production. She teaches courses focusing on video production in the College, working with students new to film and video to learn the basics of video production and visual storytelling.

Before coming to the College of Communications, Grant worked at Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU) in the creative services department. There she specialized in producing short-form, documentary style media productions for the Penn State community. Starting as an associate producer in 2007, she quickly became a producer/director before becoming a senior producer/director in 2015. Prior to her time at WPSU, Catie produced full-length, for-broadcast documentaries for WNED-TV, the PBS affiliate that serves Buffalo, New York, and Toronto, Ontario.

Catie is a 2005 graduate of the College of Communications, majoring in film-video. Her philosophy is that any story -- no matter how big or how small -- matters to someone, deserves to be told and has the ability and responsibility to impact people in profound ways. She is excited to work with students, both as the director of CommAgency and as an instructor, and help them discover their unique storytelling style.