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Tom Wall

Tom Wall

BA in Journalism and Mass Communication, The George Washington University

Experience: Nonprofit communications at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Freelancer for Washington-based civil rights nonprofit, Advancement Project

Areas of Interest: TV/film, Performing arts, Video/digital media, Nonprofit work, PR/Marketing

Ideal Job in 10 Years:  Chief Marketing Officer at a sports-based nonprofit or Creative Lead for the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of a for-profit corporation

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern?  Through my research of Northwestern, I discovered the MSLCE program, and it seemed to be a perfect fit for what I wanted to do, and how I wanted to do it. Looking at Leadership as a job skill, and the fact that I could leverage the creative industry experience I already have made this a no-brainer. More so than business school. So, once applications were open, I applied to MSLCE only, and enrolled almost immediately upon acceptance!

Favorite (song/movie/show/festival/exhibition … )? Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul are my favorites on TV (currently enjoying the new season of Orange is the New Black). I love Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars, for movies. Documentaries and travel series are favorites as well.

What are you most looking forwards to about the MSLCE program? The career development training and speaker series most excite me – though I am also excited to learn from professors across the array of schools at Northwestern.

What is your favorite Chicago landmark/attraction, or what are you most excited to visit? The Tilt at the top of the Hancock building, and I always go on the architecture boat tour when I am in town.

If you had to describe yourself in three words they would be … Not naturally athletic.

If someone made a movie about your life, what would it be called and who would play you? I don’t know what it would be called but Quentin Tarantino would absolutely play me. Call it “Bi-Coastal.”

If you could donate one million dollars, which cause/organization would you choose to support? I would support either the Boys and Girls Clubs, or the Special Olympics.

What award would you most like to win? Super Bowl MVP

Where are you from? Santa Fe, New Mexico