Student Story: Julissa

Succeeding

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I've always had a passion for drawing. Since I was a child, I've always drew little cartoon characters, made like little cutouts of them and played with them as like my toys. And so I kind of always was interested in animation.

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The first movie I watched was Charlie Chaplin's Gold Rush. From then I was hooked on classic movies. My favorite actors are Mickey Rooney Judy Garland. I love them.

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My high school experience was kind of weird. I didn't really have a lot of friends. I was usually like the oddball out, because I was the only person that pretty much liked black and white movies, musicals. It was hard for me to relate to younger people. I was able to relate to my teachers well, because they knew what I was talking about. But when I was about finished my junior year, I was really excited for college. I applied to like some Cal states and some UCs. I just remembered not being sure which school I would fit.

Once I visited Woodbury and kind of just walked around, I felt like I belonged here. When I first applied to Woodbury after the open house, they sent me a scholarship that was going to cover like a lot of the cost. I thought this is great because they're rewarding me for my good GPA in high school, because in high school I got A's and B's. That was another reason why I wanted to come in because I saw that they helped me out in that way, or at least ease my parents worry about the cost.

I also liked Woodbury because of how small the school was. I liked how you can have a close interaction with your professor and have a more meaningful relationship here.

Plot development and character development, he's going to tell you that character is everything. So Eddie's going to be a pretty sympathetic character. We're going to like Eddie a lot.

Yeah.

And we're going to like him because we sympathize with him, and we think he's trying to get out of bad situation.

Yeah.

How are you going to make us like him?

Showing that he wants to help people, I feel.

I see how often you change between speakers, between characters, and I think you really get the feel for it pretty easily after that.

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"Or a tiny burrito."

"No, you're weird, I'm leaving."

I realized how much I've grown and changed as a person. Of course the main essence of me is still there, but just growing from who I already was is what I feel like I found at Woodbury.

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