Karen Moran, an Ecuadorian-American, came to the US at the age of 15. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Film from CCNY where she will graduate in the Spring of 2013. Karen’s documentary, Gathering Strength won the Saperstein Foundation Prize for best documentary in the Fall of 2011. Additionally, her short film, Hopeless Love got a best editor nomination in of 2008 from the Brooklyn College Film Department.