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Nia D’Emilio

Nia D’Emilio
Denison University – B.A. in Religion

Experience: Living in Chicago for the last three years has given me experiences that have been so influential. I’ve been improvising across the city and producing my own content, and I’ve loved learning on my feet.
Ideal Job in 10 Years: I would love to be a TV/film producer or a music producer.
What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? I chose MSLCE for many reasons. The access that Northwestern has to industry professionals in Chicago, NYC, and LA is unmatched, and its in-the-field approach to learning is key. I also loved that the program was only a year long, and the option to concentrate in entrepreneurship was like icing on the cake. I also currently live in Chicago, and I liked the idea of applying what I learn in this program to the things I’m already doing.
What are you most looking forwards to about the MSLCE program?  I’m so excited for the spring break immersion trip!
Favorite (song/movie/show/festival/exhibition … )? Some of my favorite TV shows are This Is Us, SNL, Girls (HBO), and Family Guy. I love Wes Anderson and Star Wars. And my favorite band: The Beach Boys.
Favorite Chicago Landmark/Attraction:  Any improv theater in the city, especially CiC and Logan Square Improv.
If I could have lunch with one person it’d be: John Lennon. He revolutionized music, and I bet he’s got wild stories from the Beatle days and beyond.
Me in 3 words: Ambitious, observant, funny.
Dream place of residence: Italy.
Award I’d most like to win: An Oscar or Emmy.
Where are you from? Pittsburgh, PA.