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Student Profiles

MSLCE Students 2019-20

Candice Abioye
BA in Theatre, St. Louis University
Experience:  English Speaking Union fellow, studying at The Globe Theatre
Ideal Job in 10 Years:  Showrunner or motivational speaker

Beliz Aker
Bachelor of Business Administration,  IAE Lyon, Jean Moulin University Lyon 3
Experience: International Recruiting Coordinator at Dailymotion
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Chief Content Officer at a video on-demand platform

Jumana Al-Qawasmi
English, Loyola University Chicago
Experience
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Cultural Museum Founder

Jina Ballenger
Television Writing, Columbia College Chicago
Experience: Short film screenwriter
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Showrunner or screenwriter

Upasna Barath
B.A. in Theatre, B.A. in Economics, North Central College
Experience: Runner-up for the Judith Barlow Prize
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Executive Producer

Adam Bernstein
BA in Communications / History Minor, Carthage College
Experience: Worked at Millbrook commercial real estate company
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Founder of a video game company

Jiayi Chen

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Chance Cobb
Government & Law, Lafayette College
Experience:  MBA, GE Federal lobbyist
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Entrepreneur/Business Owner

Imani Davis
BA in Film Studies, minor in Theatre, The Ohio State University
Experience: Writing film reviews for an entertainment publication
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Development Executive

Cyndi DiMicco
BA in Public Relations, Gonzaga University
Experience: Assistant Program Director at Brooks Institute
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Program Director for a Visual Arts or non-profit institution 

Zach Du 
BA in Communication, University of Washington
Experience: Lived and studied in multiple countries
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Creative Director 

Maura Ford
BA in English Literature, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Experience: Content Writing & Editing at Groupon,  Offline Editor for Glossier Chicago
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Brand Development


Rose Kanarick
BA Strategic Communications, Minor in Professional Writing, Elon University
Experience: Programmatic Media Analyst at DigitasLBi and Communications Intern at MediaLink
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Editor of a fashion magazine

Jonah Levi-Paesky
Music and Psychology, Dickinson College
Experience: Graduating as the first Musical Studies Major at Dickinson College.
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Artistic Director

 Andi Li

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Yuna Li

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Leyne Lin

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Judy Liu
Business and Finance, New York University
Experience: Internship at National Museum of China
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Marketing for Museums


Emily Marzonie
BFA in Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design
Experience: Worked at Ogilvy & Mather and FCB Chicago, Leading campaigns such as an experiential AXE campaign on university campuses
Ideal Job in 10 Years: A producer, showrunner and lead creative on artistic, innovative and inclusive TV shows and films while also exploring how animation in particular can reach all ages

Kari Nelson
BMA Music Performance/Creative Writing, DePauw University
Experience: Actor/musician in the musical Cabaret (National Tour and regionally)
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Heading a youth theatre company


Lexcy Onwuteaka
BA Art (concentration Graphic Design) minor in Art History, University of Houston
Experience: Running a student organization, event management
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Music Festival Director

Lanting Qu
BFA in Photography, SAIC
Experience: Advertising marketing at Phoenix Television
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Working at an internet media company (such as Tencent/Sina)

Sam Sartori
BA in Journalism, Loyola University Chicago
Experience:  Writer & Producer for the WGN Morning News; Served as chapter president of the Society of Professional Journalists
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Executive producer at a media outlet

Rebekah Sigman
BA in Theater / Minor in Business Administration, University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Experience: Production dramaturg for a production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Director of Education for non-profit or higher education performing arts center

Mark Simeon
Business Administration, Fordham University
Experience: Business Manager and Vice President at The Mimes and Mummers at Fordham University, Marketing Analyst at Glisser
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Content producer for an online publication

Wilam Tarris
BFA in Acting, DePaul University
Experience: Working with Adam Hunter in a world premiere musical with Dee Snider from Twisted Sister
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Executive Director for an arts organization

Jenna Thomas
Film, Ringling College of Art and Design
Experience: Filmmaking
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Head of a production company

Justin Todd
Communications, Beloit College
Experience: Founding a book publishing company
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Entrepreneur 

Zuzanna Walter
BA in Individualized Study, New York University
Experience: Working at Richard Kirshenbaum’s advertising agency NSG/SWAT and content creation for Tarsus Medical Group
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Company Founder

Charles Wang
Art & Media, Tongji University
Experience: Advertising company co-founder
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Film Producer

Zehua Wang 

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Alec Wilson
Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University
Experience: Helping build the news startup called Quibbl
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Leading a web-based reading and writing company

Yihan Wu
BA in Advertising, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Experience: Co-branding campaign for Alibaba-Amap
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Marketing manager at a global Internet company

Ethan Yang
BBA in Strategic Design and Management, Parsons School of Design
Experience
Ideal Job in 10 Years: CEO

Bingqian Yi
Economics, University of Michigan
Experience: Public Relations for New York Art Week events
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Freelancer

Tongai Yu
Bachelor of Economics in Public Finance, Renmin University of China
Experience: Investment Administrator in BIAD
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Company Founder

Jing Zeng
Anthropology, Sun Yat-Sen University
Experience: Intern at GIMC Advertising; Field work at ethnic minority areas
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Creative Media Director

Yuexin Zhang
BA in Arts in Journalism and Communication, Macau University of Science and Technology
Experience: Worked at Bluefocus Digital and Social-Touch, advertising and PR agencies in China
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Chief Marketing Officer

Yang Zhao
Communication Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Experience: Social media marketer internship
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Working in entertainment marketing

Ru Zhou
BFA in Fiber and Material studies, SAIC
Experience: Curatorial practices
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Working for a non-profit arts organization

Susie Zhu
BS in Business Administration and Management, Boston University
Experience: Co-founded Zhaohua Chinese Culture Club at Boston University
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Marketing specialist in an international FMCG company