Filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi was born in New York and got a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.

She, along with co-director Jimmy Chin, took home an Oscar last night for "Best Documentary Feature" for their film "Free Solo."

Two weeks ago "Free Solo" picked up a BAFTA for Best Documentary as well.

You can read about Vasarhelyi's experience at Princeton here.

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