THe Team

Oscar d'Angeac

Oscar d'Angeac, co-founder of Signs of Providence, is a filmmaker, housing advocate, and researcher. His film Providence Lost, produced by Signs of Providence, premiered at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Oscar also teaches media workshops for community organizers and leads a community-based participatory research course analyzing the housing crisis at Brown University. He was granted the Housing Network of RI’s 2019 “Housing Innovation” award.

Jennah Gosiak

Jennah is a recent graduate from Brown, who majored in Applied Math and Urban Studies. She joined Signs of Providence her second year as a way to support advocacy campaigns through video and has stuck with the group ever since! She loves Providence and has also worked on digital storytelling projects for the Providence Parks Department and the Swearer Center for Public Service.

Cynthia is a rising junior at Brown University originally from east of Los Angeles, California. During her time here, she's been involved in housing and homelessness issues, particularly through HOPE at Brown and interning at the RI Center for Justice. It’s also been exciting combining those interests with digital media and storytelling through working on this project.

Cynthia Lu

Madie Amavilah

Madie is a junior at Brown majoring in Science, Technology & Society and American Studies. She helps folks apply for affordable housing through House of Hope’s Housing Assistance Collaborative and teaches smartphone video making workshops to community organizers as a Swearer Center Social Innovation Fellow. She became involved in this project because it sheds a light on inequities and inefficiencies within our housing system and the consequences these flaws have on people’s lives. 

Lucas Fried

From Massachusetts, Lucas is a one-year member of Signs and a rising junior at Brown. He studies public policy and is learning filmmaking through Signs. He hopes spreading video storytelling and discussions of the housing crisis can impact RI housing policy. His other interests include running, soccer, and making crêpes. 

Christian Cianfarani

Christian is a rising senior at Brown concentrating in Urban Studies and Computer Science. He was born and raised in Upstate New York. He's particularly interested in studying topics like housing and homelessness through the perspective of data.

Amelia Anthony

Amelia is a rising sophomore at Brown University from Los Angeles, California. Through her involvement with HOPE at Brown as a nighttime outreach worker as well as her participation in eviction research in the Urban Studies department, she is passionate about achieving housing justice for all in Providence and beyond.

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