Cydneyis a third year graduate student in the MFA program at the University of Texas at Arlington; a Texas-raised filmmaker originally from San Antonio. She developed a passion for creative storytelling while attending the North East School of the Arts. After graduating from Southern Methodist University with a BA in Film and Media Arts, she worked as the Program Coordinator for the USA Film Festival. She currently serves as the Programs Chair for Women in Film Dallas following the rewarding experience of being the Shorts Programmer for the 2016 Chick Flicks Festival. Cydney is a graduate teaching assistant at UTA while completing her thesis project, a comedy web-series. She crews in the DFW film community as an Assistant Director, Producer, and Script Supervisor while expanding her body of work that focuses on stories that explore the human condition and the expressions of trauma, adversity, and mental illness.