Nezihe Atun

Video Production Intern

Los Angeles

Nezihe is a photographer – and aspiring cinematographer – from Istanbul, Turkey. At Claremont McKenna College, she is majoring in media studies and Middle Eastern history. Before Optimist, she worked in a variety of different areas including a butterfly conservatory in Costa Rica and an archeological excavation site in Turkey. In LA, she has done surf photography and outdoor adventures, and has worked for her campus public affairs office.

Currently she is working on a film project in Turkey that will be her senior thesis. She enjoys the Mediterranean coast, windsurfing, and more fast food than she’d care to admit.