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Marissa Aroy

Asian Centennial Distinguished Film Fellow in Residence

Marissa AroyMarissa Aroy received an Emmy for the documentary "Sikhs in America," and an Emmy nomination for the documentary on Filipino American history called "The Delano Manongs."

She was a video producer and assignment manager at United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in New York where she directed public service announcements with Liam Neeson, Angelique Kidjo and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. She also covered UNICEF's emergency disaster response during 2013's Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

A Fulbright scholar, Aroy was named "One of the Legendary Filipino Americans" by Buzzfeed. She was the recipient of the first ever Hatsuye Yamasaki ('37) Award for Visionary Leadership, in honor of William & Mary's first ever female Asian American student. She is currently teaching film at Trinity College Dublin splitting her time between the US and Ireland.