The Team

Brandon and Alexandra sort of met when they were placed into a science class as freshman at Emerson College. They also lived next door, but didn’t meet there either. Coincidentally, they ended up in another science class together. Both students finished the Environmental Studies minor with a Shawsheen-focused class and saw potential as storytellers to make an impact beyond the classroom. The Dammed Shawsheen is the result.

Brandon Cardwell is a Boston-based filmmaker. He graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Visual & Media Arts with a minor in Environmental Studies. An Eagle Scout from New Hampshire, he enjoys escaping the city to hike, bike and kayak whenever he can.

Alexandra “Xandra” Fileccia is a multimedia journalist in the Greater Boston Area. She graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Journalism and minors in Publishing and Environmental Studies. In her free time you can find her binging on Netflix and crafting.