New Coordinator for the Beardsley Media Center Arrives

Q: What do Antarctica, Brazil, and the Beardsley Media Center have in common?
A: They’re all places that Jeremy Polk has worked.

Jeremy Polk joined ITS last week in the role of Media Center Coordinator. Jeremy previously worked as a media producer at the National Science Foundation, where he specialized in documentary filmmaking and media technology support. In 2010-11, he directed and produced three short documentary videos in Antarctica for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Ice Core Project, for which he was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America.

Jeremy has also worked as a youth media counselor with NOAA’s Ocean for Life program, taught English as a second language in Brazil, and led college students through the process of creating a weekly television broadcast. He earned his B.A. from the University of Delaware and an M.A. in Film and Video Production from American University. His favorite activities include adventuring, SCUBA diving and playing strategy games.

We are excited to have him here and are certain that Swarthmore is going to love having him on campus.

The Beardsley Media Center is an open studio that supports students, faculty, and staff in their work with a wide (and growing) range of digital and print media. Please drop by to meet and welcome Jeremy to the Swarthmore Community. If you have any questions about the Media Center, please contact Jeremy ( or Doug Willen (