Padmini Narumanchi has been an educator in New York City since 2002, and has most recently taught documentary filmmaking to teens in Brooklyn. She is interested in the intersection of global environmental sustainability, psychology, gender and ethnicity in film. She is a writer, photographer and film lover. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Film Studies), the University of Southern California (M.F.A., Film and Video Production) and Long Island University (M.S. Ed, Secondary Education).