Degree(s): BA, Rice University, 2005; MFA UCLA, 2007
VADA Concentration: Film
Rice Graduation Year: 2005
Christel S. Miller, Brown '05, was born in San Pedro, CA and went to school at Rice University where she majored in Art, Women's Studies, and Psychology. During her time at Rice she was on the board of the President's Council for GLBT Issues, was active in campus PRIDE, was a founding member of the Rice GLBT Resource Center, and was honored as one of Glamor’s Top Ten College Woman in 2004 as well as Outsmart’s Top 12 GLBT Houstonians in 2005. After college, Christel earned a Masters in Film and Television Producing at UCLA where she was honored with a Producers Guild Diversity Award. Subsequently, Christel worked at Showtime Networks as the Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Original Programming working on Dexter, Nurse Jackie, Gigolos, & Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union. During that time Christel was a mentor & speaker at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Lifeworks program and completed the 10th annual Aids Life Cycle. In 2011 she was accepted into the prestigious NBC Entertainment Associates Program and worked within the NBC Current department on Outsourced, Grimm, BFFs, Bent, Smash, The Playboy Club, & Parenthood. Currently, Christel is a Manager of Current Programming at NBC working on Grimm, Parenthood, Guys With Kids, & Go On. Christel is a member of Women@NBCU, Out@NBCU, OUTFEST, Black Professionals Association@NBCU, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She was married to her wife (Lovett '05) on 11.11.11 and they are expecting a baby boy in February.