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Unconventional Pathways To The Creative Industry: Jourdyhn William’s Journey

Jourdyhn Williams was exposed to the creative arts pretty early on in her life. Her earliest memory of actively participating in the field is of her father taking her out to weekly movies and discussing them later. This experience was formative in helping her understand where she belonged in the creative process. “He was exposing us

Anywhere Is Home: Julia Relova’s Endeavor in Creative Enterprises

By Priyanshi Katare ‘Anywhere Is Home’ is a podcast run by student Julia Relova that explores the concept of ‘home.’ Through her work, she is providing a creative space for people to discuss and challenge the linearity attached to the idea of personal and homely spaces. “I’m trying to go beyond just understanding ‘where’ home

Alex Brown is Transitioning Industries and Expanding Perspectives

By Miya Williams Fayne Alex Brown likes to challenge people’s beliefs and encourage them to question their viewpoints. While she began doing this as a higher education administrator, she now wants to implement this philosophy on a broader scale by applying it to the entertainment industry.

Amber Robertson is Taking the Lead

By Miya Williams Fayne Although Amber Robertson has been dancing since the age of four, she believes that the MSLCE program is currently challenging her to “think about the arts in new and distinct ways every day.”

Joshua Baggett Wants to Be a Storyteller

By Miya Williams Fayne Joshua Baggett fell in love with theatre in his freshman year of high school. While studying the play The Death of a Salesman in his acting class, he witnessed the power of storytelling firsthand. “I had never experienced that sort of reaction from a book, or film or TV show,” he

Jing Zhang is Continuing to Follow Her Love of Music

By Miya Williams FayneJing Zhang’s parents encouraged her to play an instrument as a child as they believed it would positively impact her future. At eight years old she chose the Chinese zither, a traditional string instrument, and has been playing ever since. She loves that playing an instrument makes people “more sensitive” and opens

Claudia Encinas Wants to Modernize Classical Music

By Miya Williams Fayne Claudia Encinas grew up in a musical family. Both of her parents are classical musicians and she often attended their concerts and spent time backstage during rehearsals. “Music was and is my entire world since birth,” she said.

Hannah Arata Wants To Share Her Love of the Arts with Others

By Miya Williams Fayne Hannah Arata’s childhood was “very saturated in the arts.” She pursued her interest in music by attending musical theatre camp and playing saxophone. She also enjoyed dance, writing and painting classes. These experiences helped lead her to her career interest in arts nonprofits. “The arts have always been an integral part