Major: I was so ambitious I did TWO majors – and both of them in impractical fields. The first was Literature/Writing, which was fun. The second was Film Studies. Also fun. My homework mostly consisted of watching movies and writing stories, with the occasional paper thrown in (those pesky Core Requirements!).
What I would’ve majored in 4 years ago had I known the economy was going to hell: I don’t know. I get bored pretty easily (hence the arts-focused career path – I need a lot of variation in my day to keep my attention). Maybe Psychology? I thought that was interesting.
Why I decided to waste $160K $200K on an Ivy League education: Ummm… To be completely honest? It was the only place I got in to. I’m not kidding. I missed the deadlines for all the Canadian universities (I’m Canadian), and the lower-tiered schools wouldn’t give me any financial aid as a non-traditional (read: 23-year-old) international student, so they wouldn’t let me in. How messed up is THAT?!
Current City of Residence: Toronto
Ideal City of Residence: Hmmm. I really like it here in Toronto. I would also be happy in New York. Or Los Angeles. Or San Francisco. And Chicago was pretty cool. And, from what I hear, although I’ve never been there, I’d probably like Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, too. And as for international? Maybe Chiang Mai or London… But for now, I’m pretty content with Toronto.
Current job: *cough cough* none
Dream job: film/TV writer/director. If I could be like Joss Whedon or J.J. Abrams, I’d be so thrilled.
Resume claim to fame: Perhaps that I was director’s assistant to the director of Saw II, III, and IV? Or that I interned for Darren Aronofsky? Or that I got to apprentice with one of the directors of CSI for an episode?
Greatest achievement I don’t like to talk about on interviews: Um. I don’t really have an answer here. I think everything on my resume’s pretty rad. (If I didn’t, I wouldn’t put it on there.)