Hannah has found the perfect spot to combine her passion for using technical, artistic, and cultural work in storytelling and audio work. At WPI her advisors have encouraged her to find opportunities where she can combine her interests in her courses, real-world professional work, and the larger Worcester community.
With her advisors’ support and WPI’s project-based curriculum, Hannah applies what she’s learning with what she wants to do. “It has allowed me to succeed in my education,” she says. One of her big projects, a video highlighting refugee artisans, helped her learn how to film and edit videos to show the craft-creating artistic process of refugee artisans.
With WPI’s fast pace and through many student organizations, she has explored “old, new, and current interests” while also building lifelong friendships (and fine-tuning her time management skills so she has time for other interests, including skiing, swimming, and volunteering). She’s taken advantage of all WPI has to offer by getting involved in and assuming leadership roles in theatre groups and her sorority, Chi Omega.
Hannah knows using these skills across disciplines will help her achieve her ultimate goal of telling stories and working in the videogame industry or with museums. “With theater, I get to do technical work with sound design and engineering to help build the artistic vision of a show,” she says. “With my Interactive Media and Game Development degree, I have learned new ways to tell stories.”