• Emily Nelson

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Emily's Bio:
    I am a senior majoring in communication and minoring in photography. The College of St. Scholastica has been a great place for me to be throughout my college journey. I am fascinated by the world and am currently studying abroad at Regent's University London in England. I live for the little things and the adventures I stumble upon everyday. In my free time I enjoy practicing yoga, listening to and writing music, taking pictures, and exploring.

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

  • Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

He’s an Actor, I’m an Actor

This is James. Our paths first crossed when I was encouraged by my acting professor at Regent’s to go and see Romeo and Juliet at The Rose Playhouse. He played Romeo. The energy, truth, and brilliance he brought to the stage was simply awe-inspiring. I was amazed. I was moved. I was inspired. Sure, I was utterly inspired, but I also witnessed him entrance the audience as a whole. I knew I wanted to include him in my photography project, The People Who Inspire. And, so, I could not help but reach out to his agent shortly after the showing. To my surprise, I did not receive a response from her. Instead, James replied to me personally and we arranged a meeting and a shoot. We met for tea at the BFI Southbank and chatted about his story, his past, and his journey to becoming a working actor. I learned a lot about him, and I also learned a lot from him. It is conversations and meetings like these that give me the confidence to pursue my dreams. As people, we are all tempted by our dreams, our deepest desires. Many of us settle for security and what makes us feel safe. When I meet people like James, who were not afraid to follow their dreams, I remember that I have the power to pursue mine as well. He was Romeo. He is human. He is an actor. And, I am an actor.

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