My name is Elissa Alster, and I am a senior at the University, majoring in Communication Arts, studying Television, Film, and Media Production. I am from Closter, NJ, a small town just 20 minutes outside New York City. Although the majority of my classes center on Communications, I try to fit in as many art courses as possible. At a young age, I took many art classes, and could not imagine my life without them now. This past summer, I obtained the position as the Art Intern at Teen Vogue Magazine as well as Print Media Inc, in New York City, where I was able to do what I love everyday, art and design. Ever since I graduated high school, I have transitioned my art skills to the computer, so I look forward to learning more about the relation of art with the Internet throughout this course.
I am a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi, a sorority on campus, and held the Vice President of Recruitment Chair these past two years. During my free time, I go for runs, continue on art projects, and try to spend as much time as possible with my friends and family. This past semester, I studied in Rome with three best friends and traveled throughout Europe. It was an experience that flew by, but one I will never forget. My goal for this year is to make it go by as slow as possible.