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SULA…it’s crazy that I’m already here!

SULA…it’s crazy that I’m already here!

SULA…it’s crazy that I’m already here! I remember discussing the possibility of attending this abroad program during my college selection process. From conversations with SU faculty and my parents, I knew this would be a great opportunity for me. Honestly, it was one of the factors that contributed to my decision of attending Syracuse University. As of […]

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California Dreaming

California Dreaming

The scariest thing about moving to LA, for me, was that I had no idea what to expect. From growing up in Rochester, NY to attending college at Syracuse University, I have spent my entire life on the east coast. So I had no clue how’d I’d feel about California: if I’d fit in; if I’d be able to adjust; if I’d even like it. But I knew going to LA was something I had to do. It is, after all, the Mecca of the entertainment industry; if you want to make films or TV shows, you should probably make your way to LA at some point.

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My First “Real” California Experience

My First “Real” California Experience

When everybody ask the question, “Is this your first time in California?” I always respond, “Yes”. But the truth is I was here when I was 10 years old for a weekend and was extremely sick with the flu all weekend. After that point I decided that I did not like California and I was never coming back. However, after giving it another chance I have fallen in love with it. Of course, there have been a few hiccups such as my car arriving two weeks late then breaking down shortly after its arrival, or going the wrong way on the 101 in rush hour traffic and not realizing your mistake until you are miles down the road.

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From Queens to Los Angeles

From Queens to Los Angeles

I never saw myself in the entertainment industry until the HBO series “Entourage” captivated my imagination and made the dream seem more tangible in reality. Coming from Queens, NY, the boys in the show connected with me on many levels. I saw myself one day following in similar footsteps as either Ari Gold or E-superstar Vince’s agent and manager, respectively. Still, I had no idea how to get myself in the situation where that dream would translate into reality. Because of the SULA program, this vision has already started to come into fruition.

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