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Sandra is a graduate of Yale University where she double-majored in Literature and Film Studies. She won three prizes for her feature-length thesis film It's About College, including the top prize of the Yale Film Department, the Yale Manuscripts & Archives Prize, and the Branford College Arts Prize. Oscar-nominated documentary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus were Sandra's thesis advisors.

Last summer, Sandra worked as Assistant to Director Noah Baumbach on the award-winning Sundance favorite The Squid and The Whale. Sandra has also interned at CBS and PEOPLE Magazine. It's About College is her first feature.

A native of Ottawa, Canada, Sandra has always been passionate about film, and is currently writing her first feature screenplay.

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