Alumni Spotlight: Khalid Sena

October 15, 2016

Khalid Sena attended MMFS from 2002 to 2007 (before we had an upper school). After high school, Khalid went to the University of Pittsburgh in Titusville, but found that he wasn’t getting the support that he needed for his learning disability, and transferred to Curry College. At Curry, he received help with his classes and extended time for tests. He was also part of the Program for Advancement of Learning, which is designed to assist students with learning disabilities, and worked in the program’s office. Khalid was a member of SEE (Student Entertainment and Events) for four years and helped plan student entertainment and activities. He was SEE’s Vice president in his Junior Year. He graduated from Curry and obtained his degree in Communications, Film and TV in May of 2016.

Khalid is now focusing on film production. He recently worked on the short Reflexivity, which has received critical acclaim, and was awarded a student Emmy for Best Fiction Short. This fall, he is applying to an assistant director’s program and he will be joining the Guild of Directors.    He is also applying to the “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program. As part of the program, after two years, he will be eligible to work on TV sets.

In his free time, Khalid enjoys working out and watching films.  He is also trying to get back into painting.

Khalid has very fond memories of his time at MMFS and the staff and faculty.  His message to the MMFS community is, “Don’t let your learning disability hold you back from doing what you want to do. Use your creativity. Use it to your advantage, and don’t give up.”

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