FTDM Grad Emily Mendez wins Emmy Award

Congratulations to Emily Mendez ’13 on her Emmy Award win for Outstanding Picture Editing for a Drama Series for her work on “The Last of Us!”

Since graduating from Schieffer College, Mendez earned her master’s degree from the American Film Institute. She has worked on editorial teams for shows such as “The Umbrella Academy,” “The Resident,” “Light as a Feather” and “Rosewood.” While working on “The Last of Us,” Mendez rose from assistant editor to co-editor alongside her mentor Timothy Good, a member of ACE.

In an interview with Production Hub, Mendez said, “I love my job! Every day, I get to go to work and tell stories. I’ve also learned that the process of editing is like a constantly evolving puzzle. I have loved puzzles since I was young, so it’s nice to know that I have stayed true to myself.”

Based on the popular PlayStation game, “The Last of Us” depicts a post-apocalyptic world complete with zombies and the collapse of society. The first season follows the same story map as the 2013 game release developed by Naughty Dog.

Mendez joins the cohort of Schieffer College alumni who have earned Emmy Awards. Fellow winners are eight-time winner Bob Schieffer ’59, for his work as a news reporter and anchor; seven-time Lone Star Emmy winner Dave Keeney ’93 for his work as a sports broadcast producer; and Ben Drabik ’20 for his work as an associate producer on the XXVI Olympic Winter Games. We can’t wait to see what other amazing things our students will do!