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Ziyu Zhu

Ziyu Zhu

B.A. in Communication, minor in Film & Cognitive Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Area(s) of Interest: TV/film, Theatre, Video/digital media, Nonprofit work, Entrepreneurship

Experience: Director for 2020 UCLA Spring Festival Gala; Stage Manager for CFan Chinese Theater’s production “The Birthday Party”

Ideal Job in 10 Years: Director for a variety show/TV series/Film in China

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? I want to know more about the industry and meet fellow students who are also interested in my areas of interests!

What are you most looking forward to about the MSLCE program? Site visit! I’m eager to visit film festivals or theaters with our professor and fellow students.

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? Sherlock Holmes because I’m a huge fan!

Which leader or influential figure inspires you the most and why? Phillip Dick inspires me most recently. His science fiction novels not only stuns me with his brilliant imaginations, but also inspires me with their philosophical thoughts. His thoughts about the future of technology and human beings seem to be pessimistic, but contains hope underneath.

Where are you from? Shanghai, China