Aleksandra SZCZEPANOWSKA is a New York-based writer/director of numerous short films including LET IT RING, co-written and co-directed with Jean Luc Ormieres, which premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2013; and NAKED SOLES, also together with Ormieres, a mystery drama shot in Paris, sponsored by UniFrance, which won Best Short Film on Polish FilmWeb in 2012.
As an actor, Aleksandra has appeared off-Broadway and in productions directed by her long-time teacher, Tony-award winner Terry Schreiber. Previous to her work as a filmmaker and performer, Aleksandra worked in the fields of security, environment and energy in Africa, China, Europe and the US. She holds a BA in Political Science from Columbia College and an MA in International Affairs specializing in Energy Management and Marine Transportation from Columbia University. She is conversational in Mandarin Chinese, Polish, French and English.