Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Get to Know Me

The Get to Know Me vision project is a cultural awareness program geared towards high school, college-bound seniors. University student volunteers led high schools students through a series of discussions about their (the high school student's) own communities, stereotypes and how they break those stereotypes.
The program aims to help them understand similarities between them and those who, on the outside, seem "different," and encourages them to attend cultural events when they get to college. Get to Know Me's vision is to create inclusive, space college campuses for every student.

So, get to know me!

-Concept, interviews, video and editing by Laura Herrera (University of Missouri-Columbia)
-Music is "Lessons Learned" by Matt & Kim
-Opening quote by Amy Maddox
-Thank you to all participants and a special thank you to Lisa La Monica from Dr. Michael M. Krop High for all her guidance and help.
-Dedicated to the 2010-2011 Chancellor's Leadership Class.

*Personal note: Yes, this project was created as part of the Chancellor's Leadership Class; however, within the next year to two years, I do hope to see this project become a reality.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


B&W 35 MM

These are some of my B&W shots from last year. Unfortunately, I don't have a 35mm with me at Mizzou and haven't had the opportunity to shoot more in general.
This is my world in black and white.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

View from Missouri: Clever

Even in Clever, a town with little over 1000 people, I found a few treasurers just in a friends backyard.

Special thanks to the Townsend family for their hospitality. <3

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

View from Mizzou: 2010 Homecoming

I have never had school spirit. My SEN10R year of high school I made a valiant attempt to have school spirit and promote spirit week, go some sports matches and the homecoming football game, but it was too little too late.
However, at Mizzou the spirit was contagious. It was evident while just driving around Columbia before reaching the campus that the spirit bug was rampant. Business names were tiger inspired and houses and stores were decked with MU fan flair.
But nothing touched homecoming. It's still hard to describe the air of excitement that surrounded the campus for weeks even before the homecoming weekend. Seeing the whole campus (ResLif, Greek life, student orgs, academic departments and community groups) and town come together to beat OU was priceless. Also, congrats on Johnston/Wholpers Hall for winning 1st place overall in the residential life completion. M-I-Z! Z-O-U!