Wk 8 – Classmate Conversation – Katherine Hurley

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This week I met Katy Hurley, a fellow sophomore at CSULB. She was born and raised in the East Coast and didn’t move to SoCal until just before she started high school. I found that rather interesting since I’ve lived in SoCal all my life but have always wanted to go to the East Coast. We talked about how we both changed our majors since coming to CSULB – her from Environmental Science to (potentially) Film. Her parents actually don’t know that she’s planning to change her major and she says her parents would be angry if they found out. I thought it was pretty respectable that she was willing to take that risk to decide her own future and follow her true passion. She said the reason she likes Environmental Science is because she’s really fascinated by nature, but found herself kind of doubting the actual field work after her internship. She wants to do film since she’s always had an eye for filming and editing, but worries about being able to catch up to be able to have the option in Narratives. Learning about the Film major at our school was eye-opening since film making was one of my hobbies when I was in high school. I also understood her struggle and worries about choosing a major since I was also currently struggling with the realities of graduate school as a Psychology major. In order to do well in the industry after graduation, Katy made it a goal to make a movie once a month. I told her about how I made a film in high school about a modern-day version of Romeo and Juliet but with a public and Catholic school lesbian couple, and she also had to do a similar project. We both agreed that we’re the type of people to end up taking over film group projects such as those since we have such specific creative visions and can’t trust others to do a good conveying that. If you want to know more about Katy, check out her blog at https://kmhurleyblog.wordpress.com/

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