I truly believed that being an elementary school teacher was going to be the best option for me in my future. It wasn’t until very late in my first-year at Drake University that I realized that teaching just wasn’t for me. I went back home and used my summer vacation to really figure out if video production was something that I wanted to do. That summer, I was one of the Production Assistants for Tales of… Downtown, a play written in collaboration with the library, the historical society, and the performing arts center, to document the history of Janesville’s downtown. I edited some of the videos where members of the community told stories, as well as the picture-elements of some of the songs. This was a really fun project that solidified for me that I could see myself doing this as a career. But it wasn’t until my first day of Video Production with Drake professor Todd Evans that I decided that what he was saying about video production was what I wanted to do. After that class, I switched my major to Digital Media Production.