Jacqueline (Jackie) Heltz is a Vermont-born filmmaker proudly residing in Queens, New York. She studied at McGill University before beginning her graduate studies at The New School in the field of Media Studies. Jackie is a video producer at EdLab where she works with a talented team to produce, film, and edit series related to innovative approaches to education and inspiring educators. She is passionate about issue-driven docs and narratives; hoping her own work serves as a call to action and affects social and legislative change. She recently completed her directorial debut, "Lake Effect," a short documentary exploring the possible connection between neurotoxins in our environment and the onset of sporadic cases of ALS. Jackie also serves as the media chair for the ALS Association Northern New England Chapter.