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Reina is an award-winning filmmaker who graduated in 2022 from Yale University. Originally from California, she is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her semi-autobiographical short film and directorial debut, “LAHI”, is touring at Academy Award-Qualifying film festivals, won the audience award at San Diego Filipino Film Festival, and has secured streaming distribution for release in 2024. Reina was an archival producer for Judy Blume Forever (premiering at Sundance 2023), has spent time interning at HBO, worked in Kenya as a B-camera operator on a documentary about endangered black rhinos, and has had her photography featured in world-renowned publications including Forbes Magazine. She is currently working as an Executive Producer on an AAPI-focused feature film in post-production, while simultaneously training with the Philippines Women's National Soccer Team in preparation for the 2023 FIFA World Cup. Reina comes from a family of Filipino and Puerto Rican activists, which deeply informs all of her pursuits as a storyteller. 

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