EMERSON COMEDY WORKSHOP
Sketch Comedy Writer, Performer, Producer, Director
President: May 2014 – December 2014
Vice President: May 2013 – April 2014
Marketing Director: January 2013 – May 2013
Joined September 2012
Out of all the extracurricular activities that I participated in, I am most proud of the work that I did with Emerson Comedy Workshop, Emerson’s oldest sketch comedy troupe. From even before arriving at Emerson, I knew I wanted to be involved with one of the school’s many comedy troupes. After a lot of auditions and rejections, I was finally accepted into my first choice–ECW–in the beginning of my sophomore year. As a member, I worked with the rest of the group to write, rehearse and produce two live sketch shows a semester. Walking around campus, I was fascinated with the various designs for comedy show flyers and was excited when, as the Marketing Director, I was able to design ECW’s wacky promotional images myself. I was honored to be elected Vice President–and eventually President–of the troupe and get to coordinate auditions and show times, arrange meeting and rehearsal schedules and lead and represent the troupe in external functions.
EMERSON COLLEGE ALUMNI RELATIONS
Senior Class Gift Committee Member
September 2014 – December 2014
During my final semester at Emerson, I was invited to be one of a dozen members on the newly-founded 2015 Senior Class Gift Committee. I was honored to have the opportunity to work with my peers to help determine our class’s contribution to the future of Emerson. We worked with the Office of Alumni Relations to create a “revolving green fund,” that would help various sustainability initiatives on campus in the coming years. During a brainstorming session, I came up with the official slogan for our fundraising campaign: “Sustain The Mane,” a play on words relating the sustainability fund to the college’s lion mascot and our obligation as future alumni to help the school. As a committee, we worked together to raise awareness of the class gift and related fundraising events.
Breaking News! Writer, Performer
Character Actor, Writer: February 2013 – April 2013, February 2014
Man On The Street Correspondent: September 2013 – December 2013
From my first tour of Emerson, I was infatuated with its cutting edge television studios and its student-run channel. I wanted to be a part of it and fortunately my opportunity came along during my freshman year with the creation of the student-run satirical news show Breaking News!. In the spring semester of my sophomore year, I was delighted to join the cast as a Character Actor and contributing joke writer. During my following semester, I took on a different role as the Man On The Street Correspondent. Tasked with producing a segment for each episode, my crew and I ventured into the most visited parts of Boston and tried to get funny interviews out of pedestrians based on hot button issues. It was a positive experience overall, except for the old woman who told me I would “never make it as a journalist with silly questions like that” and the tourist whose handshake gave me the flu.
Vice President, Marketing Director
Vice President: September 2013 – April 2014
Marketing Director: January 2013 – April 2013
Emerson is home to a number of student-run literary magazines and I realized that it was my time to join one when I heard that the THREAD script and screenplay anthology was looking for a Marketing Director. In that position, I managed the group’s social media accounts and designed advertisements and other promotional images. I also participated in reading and critiquing the weekly submissions that we received and had a hand in determining which revisions we would select for publication. Once the publication was printed, I produced and emceed the annual release party. When my close friend Erin was running for president of Thread for the following school year, it was an easy decision for me to double down on my responsibilities and become the Vice President.
88.9 WERS FM & WERS.org
On-Air Host & Contributing Digital Writer
September 2012 – May 2013
Emerson’s famous student radio station admittedly did not catch my eye as quickly as the television studio, however, I became increasingly intrigued as I walked by their sidewalk-facing broadcasting studio on a daily basis. As an alternative music lover, I was grieving the loss of Boston’s WFNX and thought I might enjoy being a radio DJ myself. After applying and interviewing, I was given the “graveyard shift” from 2 – 6 AM on Wednesday mornings. The higher-ups appreciated what I was doing and how I was developing as a broadcaster and promoted me to the Thursday afternoon drive slot the following semester. As a DJ, I operated and managed the radio control board and researched and wrote my own content to share on-air. During Live Music Week, I was able to host and interview musicians who were visiting the studio.
In addition to my involvement with the broadcasting side of things, I was also heavily involved as a music writer for WERS.org. A long time fan of Rolling Stone, I was happy to try my hand out at reviewing new records and live performances. As a writer for the website, I was also tasked with interviewing and photographing musicians who came into the studio for live performances.
This is a list of on-campus extracurricular activities that I did while I was a student at Emerson College. For information on the internships that I held while in college, visit Internships.