Student Candy Guinea Raises Awareness, Wins Princess Grace Award

Thursday, December 15, 2016
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Guinea was nominated by a faculty panel at SF State who chose one graduate and one undergraduate student they believed deserved the Princess Grace Award. Johnny Symons, a professor at the School of Cinema, believes Guinea has made wonderful contributions to the MFA program. “Her dynamism is evident in her coursework as well as her filmmaking, and her commitment to sharing stories about the queer experience in the Latino community is compelling and inspirational,” Symons said. Guinea explored ways that she could make a difference in her communities through different career paths, such as being a lawyer, a teacher or getting involved in public policy. She ultimately found film was the best way she could make a change.