How has studying Theater and Dance impacted your perspective (personally, professionally, or other)?
I believe that studying theater (and other art forms) has made me more confident in myself and my work; specific and responsive to details; and more in touch with myself, the world, and those around me. I’ve seen my peers and students on similar journeys. While I have been lucky to build a professional career in theater, I think the more lasting impact in studying the arts is carrying this type of learning, empathy, and creativity into every part of our lives.
What are the one or two events, courses or people that stand out in your mind from your time at Bowdoin?
I have many fond memories of Bowdoin, but some of the highlights include Suzan Lori-Parks’ guest lecture, sharing a meal with Edward Albee, and knitting a scarf onstage while wearing a corset during a production of Measure for Measure.
Do you have any advice for current students at Bowdoin?
Remember that you are building your personal and professional support networks right now. There are a wealth of resources in front of you that are not always easy to see at first. Take advantage of the opportunities Bowdoin provides for you, support your peers, and thank people often.