Day One New York, a non-profit tackling teen dating violence in NYC
Disney Consumer Products
Warner Brothers Music
Turner Broadcasting (TNT and Cartoon Network)
I was originally an English major, but had quite diverse interests that it wasn't catering to. When I saw the Comms course listing and projected the variety of professions it could cater to, there was no question.
Definitely the Bruin basketball heydays with Jordan Farmar and Aaron Afflalo.
And of course, how could I not love Professor Steve Peterson, thesis advisor who humored (haha, pun unintended) my crazy idea of categorizing comedic mechanisms in prime-time television.
Also, Jane. Jane Bitar. Biggest heart of all. How could I have survived UCLA without her?
It has given me such a breadth of background and empowered me to pursue opportunities outside my expertise and comfort zone. Doing CS at the time I was doing it secured that I was on the cutting edge of media scholarship, aware not just of the technological innovation but of its political, social and business impact as well.
That everything old is new again--you just have to look closely and think a little deeper. One thing I keep coming back to is the critical eye and open-mind I see the world in, be in work or personal relationships.
Soldier on friend. But enjoy yourself. And take it seriously. Comm Studies more fun than most majors so you can risk value by skating by, but if you work hard, it gives back. A lot.
Bikram yoga, running, snowboarding, crocheting (weird, right?!) and cooking