Brittany Gorski worked at the LynnCAM local access TV station for eight years, bringing interesting news and views in to local residents’ homes.
The position was a perfect match for Gorski’s educational background, local knowledge, and vibrant personality. The 25-year-old Lynn native received a Bachelor’s degree from the New England Institute of Art in Digital Film and Video Production after specializing in radio and TV broadcasting at Lynn Tech where she graduated in 2008.
After leaving LynnCAM in 2014, Gorski joined Girls Inc. of Lynn in the position of media arts specialist. She is currently teaching eighth graders about Internet safety, photography, film, and Website design in the non-profit organization’s six-week summer program. In addition to her role at Girls Inc., she is a photographer for Boston Red Sox home games and special events and involved in camerawork and marketing for movies and documentaries.
“I’m really glad that I decided to come to Girls Inc. and continue on with my career,” said Gorski. “The girls are great and I never I though would be teaching but I’m glad that I’m doing it. I hope to stay here for a while. The Girls Inc. facility is amazing and the girls are happy here.”
Gorski said she has drawn upon the training and inspiration she received from Tech teachers Donald Hussey, Kerry Perry, and John Raye in her teaching role at Girls Inc.
“That’s why I decided to do this, because I learned so much from my mentors from high school and I’m glad that I can pass on my skills and knowledge to the girls,” said Gorski.
Reflecting on her previous job at LynnCAM, Gorski credited former executive director Cassie Vitali for being an excellent mentor and friend. “Cassie became one of my best friends over the eight years. I was behind the camera and she was in front and we worked well together. I learned a lot from Cassie.”
And the girls at Girls Inc. are learning a lot from Brittany Gorski.
“I love the way she teaches us,” said seventh grader Destiny Garcia. She’s just fun and enthusiastic and the way she explains things, it’s just perfect and you can really grasp it.”
Seventh grader Lydia Splaine says Gorski “is really cool. She helps us comprehend things. We’ve done some really interesting projects.”
Added Alana Espinosa, a seventh grader, “She’s fun and she’s nice.” Yenny Cepeda agrees, “Miss Gorski is awesome. She’s taught us how to be safe on
line and to protect yourself from cyber bullying and how to be nice to other people.”
Gorski takes the compliments in stride from her young admirers. She’s happy to have an impactful role in girls’ lives in a city she respects so much.
“I love the city of Lynn, the people, the nonprofits, and the community,” said Gorski. “The city has given so much to me, shaping me to be who I am and providing me the skills I needed to be where I am today. I’m happy I have the chance to give a little back.”