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Ria Tobaccowala (Writer/Director)

Ria Tobaccowala is an Indian-American Filmmaker from Chicago. Ria is currently pursuing an MFA in filmmaking from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and an MBA from the Stern School of Business. At NYU, she has produced seven short films and is in post production for her film, Life After, which she wrote and directed. Ria is a grant recipient of the New Hollywood Emerging Voices program and member of the Producers Guild of America Student Program.

Before graduate school, Ria began her career at Google. With a passion for storytelling and technology, she led the development of social web experiences and innovations using Google products with content partners, such as The New York Times, ESPN, Fox, NBC, The Food Network and Sony. Ria produced the 2015 YouTube interview with President Obama. She received her bachelor's degree from Harvard University.