Journalism, School of Journalism and Media
Class of 2020
How are you using the skills that you learned at #TEXASMoody in your current position?
Since I specifically specialize in working with graphics and video in my position, I use my typography, color relationship, production and video editing skills the most on a day-today basis.Some projects I worked on over the years were redesigning the Students Hooked on Texas T-shirt for the Class of 2025 and editing/producing UT Orientation Recap videos while I was an intern in 2019 for the Class of 2023. If you're class of 2024 or 2025, you may have also heard my voice on the Online UT Orientation Instructional Video, where I also utilized my skills in production, sound design and video editing.
What advice do you have for #TEXASMoody students?
Take advantage of the resources that Moody and UT have to offer! I utilized the Moody Career Center and the Academic Advising Center nearly every semester when I was an undergrad, which helped me obtain an internship during my sophomore year. Be yourself and take chances. Networking may sound intimidating at first, but it can be as simple as meeting with your professor during office hours or going to a workshop or presentation--you never know who you're going to meet and it's a great way to build connections.
What do you miss most about #TEXASMoody?
Surprisingly, I miss going to class. All the classes I took at Moody truly helped me develop my knowledge in graphic design, photography, video, writing and production, so being in an environment where I can learn new skills and practices alongside my peers is where I thrive. I also miss being able to visit and hang out with my Moody friends who have since made their way in their careers both in Texas and out of state.
All the classes I took at Moody truly helped me develop my knowledge in graphic design, photography, video, writing and production, so being in an environment where I can learn new skills and practices alongside my peers is where I thrive.
Tell us about your career path.
I was an intern with UT Austin New Student Services (NSS) for two and a half years and upon graduation, I was given the opportunity to transition to a full-time digital media specialist with NSS. Since then, I have been truly inspired by the supportive and innovative environment within higher education. Therefore, I plan to pursue a master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership so I can utilize my communication and mentoring skills.
What classes and professors helped the most?
Honestly, it's hard to name just one specific professor and class because my profession is basically an amalgamation of every class I took at Moody. However, I would say that both the Graphic Design journalism class taught by Chase Quarterman, and Script to Screen taught by Scott Rice and Matthew McConaughey truly helped me develop my skills in design, video editing and video production.