Member, HCC Anime Club; team mascot, South Hadley Tigers. I made my own tiger costume. My job is to get the crowd fired up and be spirited. I also wore the HCC Cougar suit for Spring Fling last year. I met a lot of the new students and posed for pictures with them.
Illustration and Printmaking have been my favorite classes at HCC. These courses helped me develop my anime characters because it is my dream to become an anime artist. Larry Bond, my Illustration instructor, gave me the freedom to do my own thing and gave great advice on shading, light, textures and values. Alix Hegeler, my Printmaking instructor, allowed me to do anime on metal, something I have never done before. This new experience is helping me to take the next step in reaching my goals.
Being a member of the Anime Club and learning about the different media and how it brings our culture and Japanese culture together.
I made the Dean's List last Fall. I'm the first person in the ICE program who has ever done that.
College is nothing like high school. It is challenging, but overall you will have fun and learn how to reach your goals. This experience at HCC is really going to help me in the future. The one thing I can say is have fun, don't be overwhelmed and talk with your professors. My educational coaches really help me and if I don't need them they are okay with that. Your college advisor will help you no matter what the situation is. If you have problems go see your advisor. They have connections to help you reach your dreams.
Once I complete the ICE Program, I am thinking about continuing my college education here at HCC or maybe even in Boston, and then I would like to become a professional anime artist.