Harmony MakhfiWho is Harmony Makhfi

Harmony Makhfi was a KIDS FIRST! reporter from 2014 to 2016 and is now a happy neuroscientist with a heart in film!

Recently, we asked Harmony about her experience with KIDS FIRST! and how it influenced her college experience and her experience as a young adult professional.

KIDS FIRST! has changed my life for the better. I began my time there at the age of 14 and am now 25. I have nothing but great things to say about my time at KIDSFIRST! Through my experience there, I developed skills that have truly propelled me in my career as an adult. Looking back at the content I produced (at what now seems like such a young age) makes me really proud. Analyzing media in the way we did really gave me a unique, mature perspective on media - and I am so proud to have that skill set. It has given me a lens to view the world with much more intention. Being a KIDS FIRST! Film Critic allowed me to explore my passion for movies, express my opinions, and engage with a vibrant community of film lovers. Through analyzing and reviewing films, I developed a deeper understanding of storytelling, cinematography, and the power of visual art. 

The structure of the organization is amazing...managing a bunch of kids is no easy feat! I had such an amazing time going to advanced screenings, writing and filming professional reviews, and practicing my public speaking on the recurring radio shows. For children, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of and it gives them a sort of education you can't get anywhere else.

I'm so thankful for my time at KIDSFIRST! I continued to do reviews into my early college years while deciding to pursue cognitive science - a completely different world! My experience really stood out on my college applications, and later my resume. I am now a happy neuroscientist with a heart in film and an experience I get to brag about to this day. 

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