What is your preferred name?
What is your major and minor?
English and Cinema majors and a Business Administration minor
What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?
Nothing with the school, but I’ve worked on the crew at various film sets in the area.
What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?
I’ve been a general member of groups like Alpha Lambda Delta and Sigma Tau Delta.
Did you enjoy your time at McDaniel? How?
Yes, because being here at McDaniel has let me meet so many amazing people who I have become close friends or work associates with.
Who do you think is/was your best mentor(s)?
There are too many to count, honestly. All of the professors at McDaniel have been amazing and they all are truly invested in their students. If I had to name a few, I would say that Professors Richard Brett and Jonathan Slade, and Doctors Pamela Regis and Robert Kachur have been some of the most supportive and helpful people I’ve ever met. They all motivate me to push the limits of my ability to improve (in most cases) my filmmaking and writing skills.
What is your best memory at McDaniel?
I don’t think I could pick a specific memory, honestly. I just really enjoy every day I get to be with friends and work with professors on topics that are truly interesting.
What were some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?
Just trying to figure out what the best path to take has been the biggest challenge. What major to pick, whether or not to go to grad school, that kind of stuff. I don’t know that I’ve necessarily “overcome” that, but I’ve realized that no matter what choice you make, it will be the best one if you keep an enthusiastic and optimistic attitude.
What are your plans for after graduation?
I’m going to be moving to Boston to go to Simmons College to get two M.S. degrees in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives and an M.A. in History.
What advice can you give to those not graduating?
Plan ahead for the big picture, but live spontaneously from day to day. That way, you’ll always have fun, but never lose sight of your goals.
Is there anything else you want to share with the McDaniel community?
Come to the Cinema Showcase on May 3 at 7 p.m.!