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Category: Student Profiles

Minda Cerva Wants To Bring Original Works to the Stage

By Miya Williams For Minda Cerva, all roads lead to theatre. The MSLCE student wants to general manage and co-produce an original Broadway musical, helping to develop it from beginning inspiration to opening night. “To have a true labor of love become a long-running critical and audience hit would be the penultimate dream,” she said.

Wenli Liu Hopes to Dive into Chinese Film Market

By Jacob Nelson Wenli Liu wants to jump into the Chinese film industry. The Beijing native sees that China’s market “is booming right now,” and hopes that when she’s done with the MSLCE program she will be able to dive right in. “The number of film productions is increasing every year by a pretty big

Natalie Agbele Wants to Be a Digital Media Entrepreneur

By Jacob Nelson After years studying economics and finance, Natalie Agbele realized that she did not want to professionally pursue either of those subject for the rest of her life. “My dad is an accountant, so I thought I’d be one as well,” the MSLCE student said recently. “But I don’t want to do finance…

MSLCE Student Wants To Make TV, Movies for Chinese and American Audiences

By Miya Williams Xiaoyu Dong aspires to be an international television and film producer. The Qingdao, China native dreams of one day having her own multinational media company. “I hope to integrate Asian cultures into American television and movies and to make Chinese films and television series more universal,” she said.

MSLCE Student Hopes to Design Mobile Games for the Future

By Miya WIlliams Yuan Tian hopes to have his own company designing mobile games, but he is not a novice to the industry. Two years ago, the current MSLCE student started Yuyi Tech, a mobile game company that was very successful and eventually sold to one of the biggest tech companies in China. His ultimate

MSLCE Student Aspires to Head a Theatre Company

By Miya Williams Claire Conard was hooked on theater after her first performance in the musical Annie while in middle school. “I was always interested in being the center of attention,” she revealed. While she has been in many shows over the years, her interests have now shifted from being on stage to being behind

MSLCE Student Aspires to Own a Media Company

By Miya Williams Robin Zhou wants to be “a media guy.” The MSLCE student dreams of being an entrepreneur and owning a media and creative company where he can combine his interests in media and public policy. “There’s no need to only focus on one field,” he shared. Zhou’s parents work in public policy and

MSLCE Student Aspires to Teach Art Classes to Children, Parents

By Miya Williams Kelsey Wright is eager to go to school in her own backyard and then remain in Chicago after graduation from the MSCLE program. The Windy City native dreams of teaching art classes and hopes Northwestern will give her the tools necessary to “put [her] dream into action.”

MSLCE Student Dreams of a Career in Hollywood

By Miya Williams Alexander Fah Sang dreams of working for a Hollywood studio or heading his own. The Northwestern alum studied history and business institutions as an undergrad but has always had a love for film. “I loved seeing movies when I was younger,” he said. “Film is my favorite art form.”