ExTV Staff

Meet the Team Behind ExTV


Rain Shank – Station Manager

I’m Rain (she/her) & I’m the Station Manager at ExTV! As ExTV’s Station Manager, my contributions to the team involve overseeing events, projects, and tasks managed by the team, coordinating several of ExTV’s ongoing events (i.e. ExFest, PolyPlay, etc.), and literally just vibing. I work in a lot of 2D mediums (painting/photo/video) as well as write about queerness and Latinx identity. Subscribe to our newsletter to get my monthly jokes about weather and the gif I always hand select for your entertainment. 


Emily Martin – Digital Media Manager

Born and raised in Michigan, Emily Martin (she/her) is a third year graduate student in the Arts Administration & Policy and Modern & Contemporary Art History dual degree program. She received her B.A. at the University of Michigan in Screen Arts & Cultures and International Studies with a minor in Francophone Studies. Her interests include experimental film, video art, film studies, and film festivals. As the digital media manager, Emily makes sure that all student submissions to ExTV are received and archived. She assists with in-house file management and backs everything up, making sure our database is up to date.


Chanina Katz – Production Manager

Chanina (she/her) mainly creates work that involves graphic design, printmedia, and animation. As the production manager, she mainly oversees ExTV’s video production, curates online and offline exhibitions from student work, as well as maintaining the team’s schedule and organizing upcoming events.


Carrie Ruckel – Staff Advisor

Carrie Ruckel (she/her) is the Staff Advisor for ExTV and Free Radio. Her background is in art and video making with a BFA from SAIC and an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Art. Carrie also has experience and expertise working in small video productions, television, and broadcast journalism. Prior to working for SAIC, she worked at Chicago Access Network Television, making original content for their channels, directing, producing, videotaping and editing, in several different genres including C-span style live-broadcasts, interviews, talk shows and performances, etc. She often focused on covering art events in the City, as well. With this variety of work experience, Carrie guides the ExTV staff in both traditional and alternative ways of working with film, video, new media and animation.





Looking for ways to get connected with ExTV? Check out our Opportunities and News page to keep an eye out for openings at ExTV! You can also email us at extv@artic.edu for inquiries for collaboration.