I'm a 24 year old software engineer. I work for the department of rehabilitation. This might not sound unusual except for the fact that I ended up working in a field totally unrelated to my college degree in art. I don't feel bad about it though. I was able to study art, something I love, and still be able to get a decent job in another sector that I love but didn't know I would ever be interested in. People with disabilities apply for services through our department and I'm able to meet a lot of interesting people that truly need help succeeding in life. We only give them guidance but it's one of those fields where I feel like I'm making a difference.
During my Senior of high school, the inevitable what are you going to do after you graduate questions started to come up more often than I would have liked. One day, when I was in my high school counselor's office waiting for him to arrive for my appointment, I glanced over to one his walls and there are small postcard with an advertisement for a University in Paris, France. I noticed that they had a NY office address, so I copied it down and requested a brochure the next day. Long story short, I finished my BA in Comparative Literature at that school in Paris. While I was there for 4 years, Paris provided all the inspiration I needed to pursue my current career in writing.
Activity wise, I love going to movies, reading, pets, and walks. When I have time, I take my animals on a two hour hike that gives them a chance to explore their loves too.
I want to eventually graduate and work in an American history museum. For now, though, the fun of life is in the search.
- Samuel Merritt College