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Maureen O’Hara

Maureen  O’Hara
BFA in Musical Theatre, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Area(s) of Interest: Music, TV/film, Performing arts, Theatre, Dance, Arts/music festivals, Entrepreneurship

Experience: I would say my most significant experience in leading me down this academic path would be my experience as an Artist in Residency at Open Jar Institute in New York.

Ideal Job in 10 Years: My ideal job/role would be to serve as an Artistic Director or Curator of Arts and Social Practice

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? I was led to enroll at the MSLCE program because of the ability to collaborate with other creatives from a variety of fields. I also felt that this program was unique to others in the same family, and provided me the opportunity to explore many facets of fields that I am interested in.

What are you most looking forward to about the MSLCE program? I am most excited for the internship aspect of the program. I find that I learn best by doing, and I am very appreciative for the consistent mentorship throughout that process.

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? This answer frequently changes for me, right now I think I would choose to have lunch with Julie Andrews.

Which leader or influential figure inspires you the most and why? Michelle Obama is a leader/influential figure that inspires me a great deal because of her ability to evoke change, hold an immense amount of knowledge and still speak to others on any level, and two command such grace and attention all at once.

Where are you from? Chicago, IL.