Alba Roland Mejia is an award winning writer, producer, and director based in Oakland, CA. Alba grew up as a first generation American citizen in The Alisal of Salinas California where she found her love of filmmaking. After receiving her BA in Cinematic arts, she followed her passion of storytelling to The Bay Area where she earned an MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University and received the Graduate Award for Distinguished Achievement. With support from Barry Jenkins, her thesis film, My Own Mecca, went on to win several awards including Best Student Film at the 2021 BronzeLens Film Festival. Her following film, Blackness is Everything, created in collaboration with BAYCAT Studio for black history month was well received on Vimeo - earning the project the Vimeo Staff Pick Best of the Year in 2022 & earning Alba one of Vimeo's Best New Creators of 2022. Alba continues to produce work that focuses on underrepresented stories and strives to capture the true essence of storytelling by pulling from real life experiences.