Portals to the Past and Future: My Creative Arts Fellowship

Working on my Creative Arts Fellowship project for the past 8 months has not only strengthened my confidence as an artist but also restructured my view of the significance of creativity and curiosity in our lives. This fellowship granted me the opportunity and space to recognize how the arts and lived experiences can play powerful…

Psychology and Design: My Research Experience

Having spanned the past several months, this fellowship experience has broadened my understanding of research and project management. While every moment has been a learning experience that incorporates new information and skills that will undoubtedly aid my future endeavors, I think my newfound ability to individually develop and lead a research project has been the…

Inside the Creative Arts Fellowship

The wonderful thing about the Creative Arts Fellowship is its ability to unite different disciplines under the large umbrella known as “creativity”. It creates a structure for students to work side-by-side, yet still provide different perspectives on both creativity and field of study. The creative process is different for everyone, but one common thread is…

Reflecting On My Creative Arts Fellowship

In the time that I have spent in the Creative Arts Fellowship, I have been able to explore my own artistic abilities through a topic closely tied to my career path. After researching the history of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in nursing, I look forward to implementing my new perspective on my own future career as…

My Creative Arts Fellowship Experience

Over the course of this fellowship, I have developed a lot of skills that have helped me in the process of creating this film. One of the most important skills revolved around organization. With a documentary film, there are a lot of moving parts that need to come together in order to create the final…

Networking and the Film Industry

I am lucky enough to have a project mentor who specializes in the genre of film that I am producing. I took Robert Clift’s Making the Documentary course as a 2nd year student, and learned a lot about the genre from both the filmmaker and the audience’s perspective. I reached out to Robert because he…

June 25th Progress Report

I am working on a documentary about the Hill District and its difficult past with urban development, gentrification, and more. At this point, I can finally start the production portion of the project. This scale of a project is something that I had not yet attempted, and with that comes more challenges in pre-production and…

The Art of Networking

I was first introduced to my project mentor, Professor Roger Zahab, during the Fall 2019 Majors/Minors Expo. It was there that I learned of his positions as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Music Department, Director of the University Symphony Orchestra, and Senior Lecturer. Though we spoke for a short amount of time that day,…

Networks of Creativity

I met my project mentor, Professor Gretchen Bender, my junior year during my Undergraduate Research Assistantship position. Professor Bender was then developing a course called Museums: Society and Inclusion? for the new Museum Studies major in the History of Art and Architecture department. I was fortunate to work with several other undergrad students (and a…