Mónika Naranjo-Shepherd: Film Festival Winner
As a child, Mónika Naranjo-Shepherd loved writing stories. Mónika grew up with a mother from Mexico and a father from Costa Rica, traveling between both countries as a young adult. Now, she is a well-traveled documentarian and 2023 winner of MY HERO Project’s Sylvia Earle Award for her film, The Art of Discovery.
Mónika first gained her footing in film and photography when she began her undergraduate education at the University of Costa Rica studying Audiovisual Production. She loved being able to tell stories in a different form and continued her education studying Screenwriting at the University of Bergen in Norway.
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