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From Zoology to Journalism: Emily Altimari on Finding Passion in Hidden Spaces

Emily Altimari didn’t quite have the conventional start most creative industries professionals do. During her time as an undergraduate student at Colorado State University, she first studied zoology. Her love for animals motivated her to take up an animal care internship in a Chicago area zoo. It was during her time there that she realized

Building Knowledge to Develop a Global Talent Agency

From very early in his career, Raymond Cho ’21 has nurtured his entrepreneurial spirit. His BA in Accountancy and Financial Management from the University of Portsmouth led him to his first full-time job at an accounting firm in Singapore. Although it was a great fit for his degree, he quickly discovered it wasn’t the right career

Using TikTok to Explore Musical Narratives: Dan Cassin on Digital Creativity

    By Priyanshi Katare ‘Dan’s Mystery Hat Box,’ was a defining video in Daniel Cassin’s journey as a TikTok content creator. The video was focused on Cassin’s call-to-action to help raise funds for his time in the MSLCE program and Chicago area shelters. To his surprise, it got over two thousand responses. Cassin was

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

From Theatre to Accessibility: Veronica Bustoz on Her Journey

By Priyanshi Katare When Veronica Bustoz was a student at Aquinas College, her life was consumed by theatre. “If I wasn’t in class then I was definitely at rehearsals,” she explained. However, it was her college’s production of ‘Those Shining Lives’ that has stayed with her throughout her professional career. Growing up, Bustoz didn’t have

Jay Yang is Making Time for Inspiration

By Miya Williams Fayne Jay Yang plans to develop and distribute creative programming for the Korean audience. The Seoul, Korea native has worked in television for 14 years but after noticing changes in the media industry she decided to return to academia to learn more about audiences and new media. “I sensed cataclysmic transformation,” she

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