Mac Gostow '13
Gabrielle Witham '12
"I'm in Costa Rica for the next couple of months, living and working at a hotel called Aguila de Osa Inn in a small rainforest village. It's been a great chance to practice my Spanish, develop relationships with tourists from all over the world, and learn about the hospitality industry from the inside-out. I've been involved in the marketing and administrative sides as well as waitressing and bartending. I have no doubt that this was the right thing to do after graduation, because learning the stories of the local villagers and employees of the hotel has given me the post-college global wake up call I needed to fully appreciate the opportunities I've taken for granted in the U.S. and find direction in whatever my next step might be."
Jeff Ryan ('12) and Jon Ramey ('11)
Gordon graduates Jeff Ryan and Jon Ramey are collaborating on their first feature film, My Place On The Wall. This past Spring they filmed a short version of the project with the intention of raising enough money to film the feature.
"The film is about a kid who wants so badly to grow up that he misses out on his childhood. Patrick Donnelly junior goes on an adventure to save the family company. On his adventure he finds out what he really wants in life. We hope to raise out budget of 100,000+ dollars by next summer. We plan on filming the feature length movie that summer.
To find out more about their project, visit their Kickstarter campaign: www.kickstarter.com/projects/865855362/my-place-on-the-wall
Ericka Nelson '06
"I'm working full time in admissions at Emerson college. I'm also working on my MFA thesis, a hybrid short film about the weird little things we all do (phobic, OCD and anxiety disorder) and how those things affect daily lives of individuals. Currently shooting and set to finish In April 2013."
Check out: www.facebook.com/WeirdLittleThingsthefilm. Additionally, I'm producing a short film with another Emerson grad student who obtained rights to shoot a Stephen King short story called Night Surf. We will be shooting in late September. Look for our kickstarter campaign soon!
Natalie Giordano '12
In June I began a fellowship with H+K Strategies, a global public relations and public affairs consultancy. I work with the Public Affairs practice group in the Washington, D.C. office. I have the opportunity to work with different clients across teams, countries, languages and industries to secure media placements and help them bridge various gaps with the public. On a given day I do anything from developing pitches to speaking with reporters, digging through the news to help clients research and understand public opinion towards their industry or editing reports from teammates who work half the world away!