JR Nielsen
Media Education Intern

As co-creator of Dototot, JR seeks to educate and empower kids of all ages to make their own media and engage critically with contemporary advances in technology. He graduated from Utah Valley University in 2009 with a BS in Digital Media and has since co-produced the educational and entertaining web series Daisy's Web Development Diary, Superusers: The Legendary GNU/Linux Show, The Nielsen Brothers' Byting Python, and The Hello World Program with his business partner and brother for life, Jared. As a proponent of open-source technology, most of JR's creative works are produced on Linux-based machines using free and open-source software.

Nic Turner
Production/Editing Intern

I was born in Denver, Colorado.  I studied film at the University of Colorado in Boulder, graduating in 2010.  I have lived in Denver, Madrid, and Los Angeles, and visited over 10 different countries.  The more that I experience and learn, the more I realize how little I've seen and how little I know.  Sometimes I can't believe how good God is to me; the rest of the time, I'm just not paying attention.  Here is a great quote from my favorite director, Darren Aronofsky, about being a filmmaker:  "The bottom line is: what we do is tell stories. If you want to be a filmmaker, the best thing you can bring to the world is your own story." 

Jing Zhang
TV Station (Public Access) Intern

Now a purchaser at a privately owned international business company at Denver to learn about the real-world business problems and customer needs. Used to work as a graduate research assistant related to solar cell study at National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Enthusiastic about technology & business and wanna be a data scientist to crunch numbers for decision making. Value passionate changes & meaningful challenges most. Interested in non-profit professional development organizations that operate various projects on professional development. Fan for films storytelling to share joy and figure skating.

James Cook
Development/Fundraising intern

Born in California and raised in Portland, OR, my home is on the West Coast along I-5. I started playing music in the form of tapping on tables and desks when I was young. In 6th grade I learned how to play the trumpet, and in high school my brother brought home a drum set and taught me the basics. Guitar and keyboards followed that, and I began my college career majoring in music. During my time at Warner Pacific College, I found interest in English, Urban Sociology, and Religious studies, alongside the business of music. I'm always looking for a chance to make art, build something, cook a new food, or explore that book or film that I haven't seen yet. An internship at Open Media Foundation will give me the experience I need to build a career in communications and non-profit management.