Jaro earned her Bachelors degree in film and video from Columbia College Chicago in 2008, with specialisation in cinematography. Upon her graduation she was placed on a coveted internship with Phedon Papamichael, ASC on a feature film "W." directed by Oliver Stone. She then moved to Prague and was accepted into a Masters in Cinematography degree program at Film and TV Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), which accepts only four students per year. Jaro graduated in 2011 and was invited into the Czech Society of Cinematographers. In 2012 she moved to Ireland. Since then she's worked on a number of narrative and documentary features, shorts, music videos, and TV reality and documentary series.


2012 - Susie Lavelle, BSC

2008 - Phedon Papamichael, ASC


Czech Society of Cinematographers

Vice Chair Women in Film and TV Ireland


Master of Arts in Cinematography   FAMU Prague, Czech Republic   

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video   Columbia College Chicago, USA


Associate of Arts in Photography     Columbus State C. College, USA      



DAWN lighting workshop at Kerry EBT Training Centre     


FÁS 3D CINEMA at Ardmore Studios 

PADI Diving Course for Camera Operators (2009)

MIDPOINT  screenwriting workshop for feature film writers

SHORT FILM/EPIC STORIES  screenwriting by Screen Training Ireland

FINAL CUT PRO X / ADOBE PREMIERE  training at Filmbase        


Best Cinematography for "In Orbit"       

Flikkers Queer Film Festival, Birmingham, UK, 2021


Best Cinematography for "Refuge        

Scottish Independent Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK, 2018


Best Cinematography for "The Donor"    

7th Underground Cinema Awards Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, 2016


Best Cinematography for "After Anca"   

48Hour Film Project Dublin, Ireland, 2014


Best Cinematography for "In Orbit"       

12th Underground Cinema Awards Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, 2021


Best Cinematography for "In Orbit"       

East Europe International Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 2020


Best Cinematography for "In Orbit"      

South Europe International Film Festival, Valencia, Spain, 2020


Best Cinematography for "In Orbit"      

North Europe International Film Festival, London, UK, 2020