Aidan Isaac Cooney graduated summa cum laude in 2014 from Arizona State University with a Bachelor in Sustainability, a minor in Justice Studies and a certificate in Human Rights. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and was on the Dean's List all 8 semesters, finishing with a 4.1 GPA. He plans to continue his higher education in the realms of sustainability, human rights, and film. All the electives in his college life focused on producing documentaries and he is largely self-taught in video production. His first film, a 5-minute collaborative student documentary on sustainability, was nominated for a Student Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 2015, Aidan and his wife, MaLinda Zimmerman-Cooney, started a non-profit film company named Cooney Films. Their mission is to nurture a necessary paradigm shift in support of global sustainability and universal human rights through educational documentary film production that challenges social norms and the systems that support structural violence. MaLinda has a concurrent Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University, one in Global Health and the other in Interdisciplinary Studies. Proficient knowledge of the principles of sustainability with strong focuses on social, environmental, and economic justice. Proficient knowledge of and optimism towards sustainable systems in both urban to rural regions, as well as local to global scales. He is well-researched in macro- and micro-level economic development projects and their affects in a variety of countries. He has a deep understanding of ecological system functions, diverse social systems, and the need for a transition to community-based institutions with the support from transnational policies focused on the cooperation between governments, business, and civil society. Proficient knowledge of Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects Skilled with a multitude of HD video cameras and knowledgeable of influential principles in film and story-telling.