I decided to join Zeta because initially Suzie Hicks and Swetha Amaresan encouraged me to join, and saw a lot of potential for growth in me professionally. I put my trust in them, and once I joined I quickly realized just how right they were. I have grown so much since joining Zeta in a myriad of ways.
What are you involved in on campus besides Zeta?
I’m on office assistant in the Performing Arts Office, and I’m also on the Performing Arts Admission Staff, so I help run auditions for Emerson, and lead round-table discussions. I’ve also been a performer with Musical Theatre Society, Emerson Stage, and Emerson Noteworthy, where I currently serve as Co-Music Director.
How do you think Zeta has helped you professionally and personally?
Professionally I have found that Zeta has really helped me to expand my network of people that I am connected to and given me tools to not just present as a professional, but be one. Time management is a skill I feel that Zeta has helped me totally master. Personally, I have created relationships with Brothers and Sisters that are not just founded on the basis of regular conversation, but meaningful discussion about future plans, career paths, academic interests, and the like.
What are you the most proud of out of your time at Emerson?
I am the most proud of my growth as a performer. I really have worked tirelessly on my freeing voice and building my physical stamina. And this, combined with the professional skills I have learned from Zeta, has led me to garner paying performance jobs at theatre companies nationally.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I see myself in a number of places: working as an actor in LA, New York, maybe teaching in LA or New York, but overall, I see myself continuing to pursue theatre in some capacity.
If you had a message to get someone through the day what would it be?
Your 100% today is not your 100% yesterday nor is it your 100% tomorrow. But, it is still your 100% and that’s enough.
What's something about Zeta you would tell someone that could change their view on "American Greek life"?
Whatever you think you know about “Greek life” crumple it into a little ball and throw it in the trash can. Zeta is first and foremost a group of people who set out to achieve in their respective fields. And everything we do pivots around that central idea.
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