Welcome to the website of Building Blocks: Interactive Conversations with LGBTQ Families!

Meet The Team


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Laura Zaylea is a queer media artist and Asst. Professor of Media Studies and Production in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. She likes to experiment with time-based media: Past projects include an augmented reality board game, a series of QR code videos, 16mm hand-painted experimental films and LGBTQ-themed narrative videos. More about her work can be found at www.LauraZaylea.com.

2017 Award: Temple University Innovative Teaching with Technology Award (more)
2017 Award: Klein College Junior Faculty Teaching Award
2017 Award: Innovative Teaching with Makerspace Technology Award
2016 Project Support: Summer Creative Work Faculty Stipend / SMC Merit Scholars Award
2015 Project Support: Temple University Presidential Humanities and Arts Research Program (Seed Grant)



Kristine Weatherston is a media maker, mom & Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Production at Temple University. (More)



Jacob Muñoz is an out and proud gay content creator, editor, and comic book nerd who is currently entering his sophomore year at Temple University with a major in Media Studies & Production.


Samantha Auman is a third-year Temple student majoring in Film & Media Arts with a minor in English. She is on an improv team in Philadelphia, produces digital content for the sketch-comedy show Temple Smash and aims to have a career in comedy and television.


Soyun Shin is a senior at Temple University, double majoring in Film and Media Production. She likes to participate in different productions across genres from music videos to online web series. Her dream is to someday be a professional production designer in the film industry