I came to CCCC in 2011 after graduating high school. I left high school with a 1.8 GPA. I loved school, and I was a good student, an athlete, and very involved in school. I truly struggled in math courses and it was a huge setback in high school. I was a B, C student in every other subject. My senior year of high school I was put onto an IEP for math. CCCC was a great fit for a student like me; I needed that extra guidance in the transition between high school and college. CCCC had just that.
I met with Dr. Sommers and was accepted to the Advantage Program. Doug, Kathy, Diane, and David Copeland played a huge role in helping me succeed at CCCC. I came to CCCC with the mindset of getting into the dental hygiene program and taking what I thought was the "easy way out." I quickly started failing chemistry, math, and lost interest. Mary Sullivan and Professor Bent in the math department worked closely with me to make sure I understood the material so I could pass the class, even if it was by a hair.
I took journalism as an elective in the spring of 2012, and fell in love. Working for the Main Sheet gave me real life experience, and having James Kershner as the instructor gave me a real life perspective on the career path of a journalist and an author. I picked his brain every class about career options as a journalist, and he told me that I could combine my love for writing and storytelling with television, so I did.
I transferred to BSU, and graduated this May 2016. I studied communication with a concentration in film, video, and media studies. I graduated from BSU with honors and was hired after completing an internship at WCVB Channel 5 Boston. My first job was at the place I have always dreamed of working. I was an assignment editor for 8 months before accepting a position at the Cape Cod Community Media Center (where I had also interned).
I am the Director of Membership Engagement & Communications at the Cape Cod Community Media Center. We are the public access television station for Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, and Chatham. My job now involves engaging with our current membership base, strategic planning to enhance membership experience and education options, as well as getting others in our community engaged. I wish I had known about the Media Center while attending CCCC, because it is a great resource for any student interested in broadcast journalism, film, or production.
I am now pursuing a master’s degree in communication with a concentration in New Media and Marketing.
I truly thank CCCC and its faculty and staff for their encouragement and guidance on my journey.