Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS), Media Archival Studies | Expected 2022
University of California, Los Angeles

B.A. in Media Studies | 2016
University of California, Berkeley

Selected Professional Experience

Digital Library Assistant, Digital Library Program at UCLA Library, Los Angeles, CA - June 2021-Present

Catalog Research Intern, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA - September 2021-December 2021

Artist Assistant and Researcher for Trinh T. Minh-ha, Moongift Films, Berkeley, CA - July 2019-March 2020

Production Archival Assistant for The Asian Americans, Flash Cuts, San Francisco, CA - April 2019-January 2020

Library Aide, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA - February 2019-June 2021

Memories to Light Archives Intern, Center for Asian American Media, San Francisco, CA - September 2018-March 2020

Archives Intern, National Film Archives of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines - September 2017

Program Associate, Asian American Journalists Association, San Francisco, CA - January 2017-January 2019

Selected Affiliations

Member, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2021-Present

Co-Chair of the Association of Moving Image Archivists' Small Gauge and Amateur Film Committee, 2020-Present

Curator and Co-Organizer, Light Field, 2019-Present

— Light Field is an artist and collectively-run international exhibition of recent and historical moving image art on celluloid. Recipient of Southern Exposure's 2019 Alternative Exposure grant. More: in a new tab)

— Light Field 2020, Program 7: in a new tab) [Cancelled due to COVID-19]

Member, Association of Moving Image Archivists, 2018-Present

Collective Member, Black Hole Collective Film Lab, 2017-Present

— Recipient of Southern Exposure’s 2017 Alternative Exposure grant with Low Light Darkroom

Awards and Honors

2022 UCLA Department of Information Studies Marjorie Mardellis Scholarship

2021 Association of Moving Image Archivists Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship

2021-22 American Library Association Spectrum Scholar

2020 Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Scholarship Award

2019 Association of Moving Image Archivists Savada Family Legacy Fund Travel Grant


Villon, Patricia Ledesma. “Indeterminable Frames: Exploring Digital Humanities Approaches and Applications for the Moving Image.” Cinergie – Il Cinema e Le Altre Arti 10, no. 20 (2021): 125–38. in a new tab).

Teaching Experience

Teaching Associate, UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts

— DESMA 10: Design Culture, Fall 2021

Teaching Assistant, UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts

— DESMA 9: Art, Science, and Technology, Spring 2021
— DESMA 8: Media Histories, Winter 2021
— DESMA 10: Design Culture, Fall 2020

Selected Presentations

Co-Moderator, Handmade Cinemas, Unruly Films: Preserving DIY and Nontraditional Film Elements, Fall 2021 Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference, Online (Nov. 19)

Panel Chair, Taking Stock of Amateur Film: Advancing Preservation Through Online Resources, Spring 2021 Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference, Online (Apr. 14)

Presenter, I Know the End: A Salon with Light Field, Canyon Cinema (Feb. 11, 2021)

Panelist, The After After Life of Home Movies, 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Presented by the Center for Home Movies and the Roxie Theater, Online (Jan. 29)

Guest Presenter and Collective Member, Commingled Containers: Echoes from the Bay, Program 2—covalences: works from black hole collective film lab, San Francisco Cinematheque, Online (Jan. 9, 2021)

Co-Presenter, Center for Asian American Media’s “Memories to Light,” The Exploratorium, After Dark Online: Sustenance—Home Movies, Online (Nov. 5, 2020)

Guest Speaker, Members of Light Field, CINE 601: Film Programming and Exhibitions Management, San Francisco State University, Spring 2020

Invited Panelist, Home Movie Digitization and Access: New Models for Outreach, 2019 Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference, Baltimore, MD (Nov. 16)

Guest Artist and Presenter, Members of Black Hole Collective Film Lab, FILM 176: Experimental Video Workshop, University of California, Santa Cruz, Fall 2019


Native English proficiency, Full Cebuano (Bisaya) proficiency, Working Tagalog proficiency, Elementary French proficiency