New to the department as of January 2017, Rachel Walker assists the Department Chair, managing all of the administrative functions of the Department. She is responsible for the instructional budget, course scheduling, human resource management, department scholarships and internships, faculty promotion and award nominations, and miscellaneous projects of all kinds. Rachel also works closely with the communications coordinator to develop department publications and large-scale events and acts as a liaison with the College's academic advisors for academic planning and course management.
Rachel earned her B.A. in English from the University of Texas. An avid music fan, she can often be found in the front row of a live show around Austin. She lives in a log cabin east of town and loves fussing over her chickens, ducks, cats, honeybees and Great Pyrenees dogs.
Marisela Campos recently received her B.S. with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin RTF program in Spring 2019, where she focused on producing. Some of her producing credits include short films, The Adventures of… from director Sophia Loffreda, and The 11th Order from director Joshua DeFour. She is excited to join the department and hopes her unique perspective as a recent graduate will allow her to connect and support faculty, staff, and students.
Lee, a 1997 Summa Cum Laude graduate of RTF, has served as the RTF Media Librarian since 1998. In addition to serving the RTF Graduate and Faculty communities, he coordinates RTF film and video class screenings and is the RTF Media Library purchasing agent. Lee also manages faculty travel, visiting speaker arrangements, reimbursements, pro card purchases, and vendor payments.
Recreationally, Lee is an avid consumer of American comic books and hates the pretentious term 'graphic novel.' When not enjoying genre films from other countries, he cleans up after his cats.
Elana manages all content updates for the RTF website, coordinates department-sponsored summer camps and workshops, manages social media outreach, coordinates the Longhorn Denius showcase and other RTF initiatives, and produces promotional materials for departmental events.
She comes to RTF after working as Publications Manager at UT's Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk and earning her M.F.A. in film production from Florida State University. She also holds a B.A. in English from Duke University.
Before retiring (August 2019), Bert was the office manager for the Department of Radio-Television-Film since the fall of 1997. He will be returning to work with us part-time in October. Bert is most proud of meeting a troubled student or faculty member and leaving them with hope.
Tessandra Lancaster has been an Advisor in the Moody College since 2016, first for Communication & Leadership and now for RTF. She received a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in College Student Development from St. Edward’s University. She currently serves as Chair for the Pride and Equity Faculty/Staff Association (PEFSA) here at UT and sits on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit organization.
Some of her many interests include camping, reading, playing video games, attending music festivals, and meditating. She especially enjoys connecting with RTF students about the kinds of media they have been personally affected by.