Devi (pronounced DAY-vee) wears many hats—literally and figuratively. A former ballerina, published fiction author and sometimes film instructor at the University of Notre Dame, she is a proud alumnus of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women and was selected to participate in the 2017 inaugural AFI/FOX Bridge program. Her screenplays have won over 30 awards, placing in such competitions as the PAGE Awards, Nicholl’s Fellowships, Sundance Lab and Slamdance film fest. Her films have screened at over 300 festivals worldwide, garnering awards, distribution and critical acclaim. When she’s not writing and making films, she chases monkeys around the world with her anthropologist partner.