Kristen Dávila

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Kristen Dávila is a Mexican-American screenwriter, who began her illustrious career writing Harry Potter fanfiction as a child. She went on to attend Princeton University, where she learned Arabic, studied a lot of wars, and was accepted into Princeton’s Creative Writing Program. Upon graduating with a degree in Near Eastern Studies, she had to decide between joining the CIA or taking her chances at becoming a screenwriter. She chose to give Hollywood a shot, not realizing that the safer option probably would have been to join the CIA. She earned her MFA in Writing for Screen and Television from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, and went on to win the 2015 Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Competition at the Nantucket Film Festival. She is currently a 2015-16 Universal Pictures Emerging Writers Fellow.