Jennifer Brea

Jennifer is a doctoral student in the Department of Government at Harvard University on indefinite medical leave. Prior to that, she was a print journalist in Beijing and East Africa. She earned her AB in Politics from Princeton University and is a TED Fellow. The story of her illness has been featured on, Al Jazeera, and The Root 100. She has also commented on ME for NPR, The New Yorker and the Atlantic.

Canary in a Coal Mine (working title) was awarded a Special Jury Prize at the Paley Center for Media's DocPitch competition and is supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures, BRITDOC's Good Pitch, the Harnisch Foundation, IFP, the Tribeca Film Institute, Firelight Media, the Fledgling Fund and the Sundance Institute.



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