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Episode 15: Johsian Martinez (Dance)

Episode 15: Johsian Martinez (Dance)

Johsian Martinez, a BFA/EdM Dance Education student, says his experiences at a performing-arts charter school, with teachers who accepted him as he was made all the difference and informed his own choice to become an educator.

Episode 14: Kirsten Pasewaldt (Filmmaking)

Episode 14: Kirsten Pasewaldt (Filmmaking)

Meet filmmaking student Kirsten Pasewaldt who felt pressure to pursue a more-practical path, and inched her way from a major in communications, to a major in cinema studies, and, eventually, to the BFA in Filmmaking program at Mason Gross.

Episode 12: Lee Savage (Theater)

Episode 12: Lee Savage (Theater)

Theater faculty member Lee Savage serves as head of scenic design at Mason Gross. Savage says he believes scenic designers should be committed to their ideas but also flexible enough to collaborate and leave a concept behind.

Episode 11: Windows of Understanding (Art & Design)

Episode 11: Windows of Understanding (Art & Design)

Rutgers art students and alumni are among those exhibiting work in window displays in New Brunswick and Highland Park, championing social justice issues, including food insecurity; immigration; LGBTQA+ issues; mass incarceration and human trafficking; mental health; and violence.

Episode 10: Vaughn Stavropoulos (Music)

Episode 10: Vaughn Stavropoulos (Music)

Undergraduate sax player Vaughn Stavropoulos is an old soul who grew up in Somerset, New Jersey, playing classical piano. He hails from a family of musicians and is concentrating in jazz performance here at Mason Gross.

Episode 8: Elizabeth Monkemeier (Music)

Episode 8: Elizabeth Monkemeier (Music)

Clarinet Performance and Music Education undergrad Elizabeth Monkemeier began playing the clarinet at age 12. She is a member of the Kirkpatrick Choir, Marching Scarlet Knights, Pep Band, and Symphonic Winds.