with Lisa Curtis Saunders ·

I'm a Technical Director for DreamWorks Animation- Ask Me Anything!

Hey everyone!Oberlin '07 here, I graduated with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Philosophy. I'd known since about the time I saw Star Wars when I was 12 that I wanted to do visual effects for a living, and programming was the path I opted to use as my way in, since I started doing my research when that was one of the only ways in. I've worked at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Stereo D, and currently at DreamWorks Animation, and have worked on such films as Alice in Wonderland, Arthur Christmas, The Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to name a few. I am currently supporting the Matte Paint department and developing/supporting the Fantasy pipeline for Boss Baby, which comes out in March 2017 and you should definitely go see. :)Ask me about:-Pipeline development in both small and large studio environments-Getting into VFX/Animation-The differences between a VFX studio and an animation studio-Living in Los Angeles-Life in the industry (it varies! a lot!)-Anything else!

by Jocie on May 01, 2016

Change in job-- advice/job leads

Hi! I am a recent graduate (class of 2015). I currently work for an anti-poverty organization in Washington D.C., where I provide direct social service to people looking for jobs, housing, public benefits, etc. I love how much of a difference my work makes but I am getting burnt out. My job ends in August so I am currently looking for a new one, ideally in Boston or in Washington D.C. I am particularly interested in working in the field of reproductive justice/rights/health and would love to talk to anyone with this experience and background! If you have any job leads, I would also love to know about those. Thank you so much in advance!!

by mike on Apr 30, 2016

Energy and Environmental Law and Policy Work

I graduated in 2000 with a double major in sociology and environmental studies. I got a JD and MPH in 2009. I have researched the health effects of extracting and burning fossil fuels, and climate change. I have worked on energy law and policy for various government agencies since 2008, in both Boston and Honolulu. I would be happy to offer advice on law school, internships, putting your degree to work, and trans-continental moves on bicycle.

by Carolyn on Apr 30, 2016

Looking for summer housing in Burlington Vermont

Hi there,  Iâ��m a 22 year old soon to be graduating from Oberlin. I am working in Shelburne Vermont this summer and am hoping to sublet a room in Burlington.  It would be great to rent a room from an Obie! Please let me know if you have a room you have for rent! I would need it for most of June, July, and a week or two in August. I am very clean, friendly, and respectful.  Hope to speak with you soon.  Thanks!

by Helen on Apr 29, 2016

Room to sublet in philly for June

Hello! I am leaving my lovely room in south philadelphia for the month of June (actually, more precisely, from May 19-July 7), and am looking to see if anyone might like to sublet for that time. The price couldn't really be better, and the apartment is great - at its best in the summer. I live with two great friends (both women - any and all genders are welcome) and two sweet cats. My room is big with a big desk, it's a nice study/workspace. We have roof access and a little balcony, and a big screen projector set up in the front room. The place is on south broad street, near all the passyunk things, 2 min walk to BSL stop, easy bike ride to lots of other places in the city. Also, you could take my share of our CSA, which is a great big pile of vegetables every week. There's more info I could share, so please get in touch if you're interested!

by Nancy on Apr 29, 2016

Housemate in Philly!

I am starting a PhD program in Comparative Literature at University of Pennsylvania in the fall and I have found a great apartment for $550/mo near Penn's campus, in West Powelton. I am already living with one other girl who is going to be starting a Master's at Penn in engineering. Please contact me if you are interested in living with two studious, kind, respectful girls! Thanks!

by Matt on Apr 29, 2016

AMA: winemaking as a career

I am a winemaker in Napa Valley. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about wine, winemaking, and how to pursue a career in the wine industry. Coming to visit Napa? Please say hello! Matt Reid, OC '91 707-360-5419 People's Wine Revolution Benessere Vineyards Burgess Cellars

by Meaghan on Apr 29, 2016

Rare Materials Cataloging Residency

I know there are quite a few Obies in Library school or who have just finished. An amazing opportunity is now available for a *paid* nine-month residency in rare materials cataloging: The Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Cataloging Residency ("Seiler Residency" for short) is a nine-month term-limited position for new library professionals made possible by the Nadia Sophie Seiler Memorial Fund and hosted at the Folger. Applications are due June 30th. For more information, see: http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Nadia_Sophie_Seiler_Rare_Materials_Cataloging_Residency

by Mary on Apr 28, 2016

Mary '92 seeks furniture transportation

I have 2 furniture items (buffet/sideboard and desk) plus a stereo system & rug that I need transported from St. Louis to Seattle sometime in the next few months. If you or anyone you know happen to be heading out this way with a truck or vanload full of stuff, I'd love to pay you $300 to bring mine too. Thanks!

by Lang on Apr 28, 2016

Finding Cleveland alums

Hi there, I'm a senior Economics major graduating in May. I'm going to start my new life in Cleveland and I want to meet some other folks who are also living in Cleveland/around the area. I'm not very familiar with Cleveland, so any suggestions on where to eat/live/hang out would be great! If you live around the area, please reach out and I'd love to hang out!!! Much love, Cecilia

by Jona on Apr 28, 2016

Philly Housing for 8 weeks this summer

Hello all, I am Jona Beliu. I have an internship this summer and was wondering if any Obies had places to rent or have any recommendations in this area.

by Alison on Apr 28, 2016

Boston area housing for 2 weeks in July

Hi, I'm a 4th year veterinary student at the University of Illinois. I am visiting MSPCA for two weeks in July and am looking for a place to stay. Something in Jamaica Plain would be most ideal, especially if it's walking distance. I'm working on a bit of a budget but have received a small grant to pay for the trip with. If you have a place, that's great. If you just have suggestions, those are welcome too! Thanks!

by Connie on Apr 28, 2016

21" Girl's Raleigh Mojave Bicycle - like new

Girl's Raleigh Mojave 21" Bicycle Ideal for teen girl or short student. Almost new - only ridden half a dozen times. Will throw in helmet. $145 Bike is in Cincinnati, 513-871-1677 Sold by Oberlin alumna

by Jeanette on Apr 27, 2016

Seeking NYC Housing: June - August

Hi there! I am looking for housing in NYC through generous Obies to help offset high living costs interning in NYC as a student. If you live in the NYC area, would you be willing to let me stay in your home for ANY period of time from June through August? I am more than happy to provide a reference and would be willing to keep the house in top shape while I'm there! Please email me at jchen@oberlin.edu if this might interest you. Thank you! Jeanette Chen

by Sara on Apr 27, 2016

Summer Housing in San Marin, CA

Hello! I am looking for housing from June 13- late July in San Marin, CA! I'll be performing in a show that rehearses at San Marin High School. Please let me know if you are in the area and would like to welcome a passionate, open-hearted young Obie (class of 2018) into your home. Sincerely, Sara

by Julie on Apr 27, 2016

Calling all Circus Warehouse Obies

Hi, I am currently applying to a number of pre-professional circus programs and Circus Warehouse is on the top of my list of schools. I would really appreciate it if any Obies who have previously or are currently taking classes at Circus Warehouse could give me a little insider information about the program, the school or just about doing circus in NYC. I am especially interested in learning about the work study program and what that entails. Thanks, Julie

by Jeong Hyun on Apr 27, 2016

summer legal internship

Hi, I posted before, but didn't have much success, thus I'm posting again! I'm a junior, majoring in politics, preparing to go to law school after graduation. I'm hoping to gain some legal experience through an internship this summer. I don't have a preference for location or field of law as I'm still considering all my choices. I do prefer a paid internship, but I'm mainly seeking experience, so paid or not any opportunity or advice would be great! I am bilingual, in Korean so if that becomes relevant, that'd be great too. Thanks, Jeong Hyun Hwang

by Laura on Apr 26, 2016

Brooklyn Sublet/Lease - mid-June - August +

Hi everyone! I will be travelling this summer and looking to sublet my room, from ~June 9 - Aug. 1, when the subletter could then sign a year-long lease for one of two rooms becoming available. I live off of the Franklin Av 2/3/4/5 trains in Crown Heights in a cute and clean 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment with central air/heat and an in-unit washer-dryer! The apartment is shared with three kind and respectful women. Start dates are flexible after June 9. The room is $1000/month, prorated accordingly. Utilities are usually around $50/month. Note: We would prefer a person who would be able to sign a lease beginning in August, for a different room in the apartment.

by Elena on Apr 26, 2016

Brooklyn Summer Sublet - June 1st

Hi! I'm looking for someone to sublet my room in Crown Heights until the lease is up (June 30th), with a possibility to sign onto the new the lease! You'd live right on Franklin Ave with 5 lovely roommates, have access to an amazing roof and cute backyard, and be a short walk from the A/C and 2/3/4/5!  A little about the living situation: The apartment houses 6, 4 on the first level and 2 on a basement level with 2 bathrooms (one on each level). The 5 other roommates who are all lovely and easy-going! I pay 900 for my room, which is on the smaller side, but has a large closet and a cool exposed brick wall. It currently fits a queen bed, desk, and shelf. If you're interested please message me or e-mail me at ELeeGold@gmail.com!

by Leah on Apr 26, 2016

Ride from Cleveland Airport to Oberlin

I am looking for a ride from the Cleveland Airport to Oberlin on Friday, May 20th. My plane arrives at 10:50pm.

by Benjamin on Apr 26, 2016

Senior Frontend Developer @ Gawker Media

At Gawker Media, we're currently looking to hire a frontend engineer with strong experience in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. For this role you'd be writing code that reaches a very large audience on our various sites (Gawker, Gizmodo, Jezebel, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jalopnik, and Kotaku), as well as helping to build internal editorial tools that make it easier for writers to produce compelling stories. Some of the technologies we use on the frontend (experience is not necessary, just a plus): Backbone.js/Marionette.js SCSS Closure Templates Webpack Grunt Jasmine On the backend side, we're using a service-oriented approach built with Scala and Play Framework. If you're interested in discussing this more, please let me (ben@gawker.com) know! More info on the position: http://gawker.com/careers/job/205905?gh_jid=205905. -Ben, Politics '07

by Alicia on Apr 26, 2016

Seeking 2016 Reunion Ride

Hey, Obiefolk. If anyone is riding from the DC area to Oberlin for reunion and has space in their vehicle for two, please consider allowing my fiance and me to tag along with you! We're happy to share costs for gas, etc., and can assist with driving, as well. Please let me know if you have seats for a couple of amusing freeloaders!

by Deirdre on Apr 26, 2016

Washington DC summer rental (Capital Hill)

Spending the summer in Washington, DC?  I have a furnished room for rent in my house.  The room is spacious and furnished with a queen sized bed.  The main floor includes two living rooms and a great kitchen. The house has central air, washer/ dryer, and a dishwasher.  There is also secure bike storage and parking. I think Iâ��m a pretty easy person to live with and have had good relationships with prior housemates.  I enjoy outdoors activities, particularly rock climbing, and Iâ��m learning to play the guitar.  I travel fairly frequently for work, and expect to be gone for several weeks this summer.  There is a third housemate in the basement who is also frequently out of town.  There only other housemates are two long haired cats (an issue if you have allergies).  There would be some house sitting & cat feeding responsibilities while Iâ��m out of town, so Iâ��m asking for less rent than usual. Located in NE Capital Hill, walking distance to H Street, and several bus-lines and the Stadium-Armory metro stop.  This is an excellent location for someone working on Capital Hill. $800/ month including utilities, cable, high speed internet, and cleaning service every other week.

by Zoe on Apr 26, 2016

Opportunities in Jefferson County, WA?

Hello! I am an almost-graduate this year and am hoping to spend a summer (or more, depending) in Port Townsend, WA. Are there any Obies who know of positions in the area? I am an Environmental Studies major with a Politics Pathway and am very interested in Environmental Advocacy, Environmental Education, and Carbon Pricing, but honestly would be totally content to put my service experience to use in a restaurant, summer camp, or a similar position for now. Please let me know if you know of positions on the Olympic Peninsula! Am willing to travel. Thanks so much!

by Jourdan on Apr 25, 2016

Bike for sale !!

Used 26" Columbia bike for sale. A few years old, but very good condition. Has always been stored inside and has little to no rust damage. No scratches or scrapes either. Wide tires good for off road or on, a great hybrid bike especially for those who are not advanced bikers. 7 gear bike. Gear shifting is fairly respondent, except over the years Gear 5 has become spotty. Gears 4 and 6 work great (as do the rest). Seat changes height very easily to accommodate for people 5-6' tall.  I love this bike, I'm just getting a little more into biking and am looking for something at the next level.  Test rides welcome! Asking $100 OBO (Based in Olney, MD. 30mins from DC, 45 from Baltimore. Happy to meet anybody halfway)

by Nathan on Apr 25, 2016

DC Housing available June 1

Hello all, I find myself moving out of DC and am looking for someone to join my fantastic housemates in a house of 4. The room in question encompasses the entire upstairs of the house, has a private bathroom, and an attached study. For more information checkout the craigslist ad at https://post.craigslist.org/manage/5556625699/gmxk7. At this time we are looking for a single person to replace me as opposed to a couple. My apologies for the inconvenience to those couples interested. If you have any questions or would like to swing by the house to see the room in person shoot me a text or give me a call at 8473096563. I look forward to hearing from you. Nate

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