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Elvina Duru

Elvina Duru

VANCE BYRD MENTORSHIP PROGRAM 2021

Elvina's heroes include Ava DuVernay, who she got to meet at the 2017 British Academy Britannia Awards, when Ava received the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. She is studying Biomedical Engineering at California State University, Long Beach, and ultimately would just like to find a career that makes her happy, but she thinks it would be awesome to be a doctor and a filmmaker at the same time. 

Elvina is being mentored by filmmaker Ifeyinwa Arinze

College: California State University, Long Beach

High School: George Washingon Preparatory High School

Favorite Film: Train to Busan

Favorite place in Los Angeles: Santa Monica Pier or the Natural History Museum

Elvina's theme song of 2020:  I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor