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Rafael Jaen (sounds HA-EN) is a professional costume designer, professor, and author. His film, TV, and theater design work has received multiple accolades. He is the recipient of the Kennedy Center's Golden Medallion for Excellence In Theatre Education, the Life Achievement In The Arts Award 2016 by the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Salem State University, and the Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2017 at UMass Boston. He also received a Joseph P. Healey Research Grant 2014-15 titled "Secession, Entrepreneurship and Haute Couture in the USA During the Civil War Years." Mr. Jaen made The "Most Stylish Bostonians" list in 2014, and his designs were part of the "Costume Design At The Turn Of The Century 1990-2015" exhibit, touring Russia and China. He is a United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Fellow and served as Interim National Vice Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). He is the author of SHOWCASE by Focal Press and Digital Costume Design And Collaboration by FOCAL Press/Routledge. He is also the primary editor of the USITT/Routledge Backstage Series. Additionally, he is Associate Dean at the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Theatre at UMASS Boston. He is also a proud member of USA 829/IATSE. 

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