Arlene Islas manages video communications for the university. She previously worked at Arizona Public Media as a television director and producer. Her work has earned several awards including two regional Emmys, three regional Edward R. Murrows and the 2019 national Edward R. Murrow in feature reporting. A native of Mexico, Islas graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a photography emphasis. In 2019, she earned a Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development graduate certificate from Arizona State University. She is passionate about visual storytelling and believes teams produce better work when they have diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas.