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Happy New Year and Happy 20th Anniversary of the Gilman Scholarship! In honor of this 20th anniversary, we are joined by Gilman alumnus Josh Berry this month. Josh Berry was one of the first-ever Gilman scholars who traveled to Chile with the program in 2002. Josh is now an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has worked with some of the biggest brands in the U.S. and is a skilled storyteller. In this episode, he talks about his experience filling out a paper application for the scholarship, exploring seemingly dead-ends abroad, and tips on developing storytelling as an essential leadership skill.
Josh grew up immersed in the coastal wilderness of Northern California and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Since graduating, he has worked with brands such as the California Coastal Commission, Old Navy, and Honda Motors. His early experience with vast landscapes, profound silence, and intense weather influenced his work as a filmmaker and activist. Don’t hesitate to check out the two films mentioned in this episode: The Survival of a Shark Man and Sydney!
Connect with Josh on his website, byjoshberry.com!