"I’m applying to graduate school right now. I work at the Learning Center. Philosophy tutor. Philosophy and uh, logic."
"Why are you interested in philosophy?"
"It’s very long, but okay, I’ll try. I have always been interested in science and theology and that’s kind of the middle place, philosophy. The reasoning to questions that there might not be any answers to. I find that interesting."
"What are you going to Brooklyn College for?"
"Interesting. Do you like art?"
"Yeah, I’m going to be a production designer and an art director for film and television, um, so I’ve majored in film production but I’m minoring in studio art, uh, so it’s kind of to incorporate all the different elements."
"That’s awesome. How long have you been doing artwork?"
"Ah gosh, since I mean, I was a little kid, probably. Started drawing around eight or nine years old. Started on, you know, Dragon Ball Z, stuff like that, different anime, and got into that and, uh, just always appreciated art so it’s nice to find some, like a practical use for it."
"That’s great. What do you like to draw?"
"Mostly, I like to draw, uh, like interior spaces, like you know, just different rooms, um, so that’s kind of what I want to do in terms of like set design and art direction, uh, so yeah, I really like going to unique spaces and just kind of like drawing them or taking different rooms or ideas from various samples and then kind of like making a new room or a new space out of it."
"What do you do during your free time?"
"Um, you know, hang out with friends. I used to go to art school, so now that’s kind of like washed to the wayside, you know, so art’s kind of a side thing now."
"I love your hair, by the way. What inspired your hairstyle?"
"Thank you. Um, honestly, like, K-Pop. I used to have like a bowl cut that was just like that all around, and I used to really get like a lot of androgynous comments and people were like, ‘Are you a guy or a girl?’ I mean like, I don’t really care, honestly, like I used to look really in-the-middle but now I’m trying to, you know, feminize my look a little bit, just to, you know, not get ‘sir’ when I order food. But yeah, I mean, platinum blonde is the new trend, right?"
"What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?"
"Uh, that would have to be when I was in the middle of the play and um, we were up to this part where we were supposed to raise our arms back and so in the middle of the play I went a little too hard and just hit my friend who was standing in the back of me in the face and I felt so bad."
"What is one thing you want others to know about you?"
"Well I guess that I’m very passionate about um, the rights of people with disabilities."
"That’s great to hear. What’s one thing that makes you happy?"
"I like it when people smile. It always makes me happy."
"I like to put a smile on people’s face, and like, just make them happy and I just like to be around a happy environment, you know, and just pursue peace and happiness."
"What is something that makes you happy?"
"Something that makes me happy. Um, movies. Movies definitely make me happy. You know? Especially horror movies. Makes that happiness within me. You know? That adrenaline feeling. You know, like a roller coaster feeling."
"What’s one thing you want people to know about you? If you could tell the world one thing about yourself, what would it be?"
"Well um, this is a very unexpected question but I’ll answer it. Um, how ‘bout, how ‘bout, nice guy type of person, very friendly, and uh, I don’t know, play sports, I guess."
"What’s your major?"
"I’m majoring in music right now."
"Awesome. Do you want to become a musician?"
"A producer. I do hip hop. I rap."
"What do you listen to?"
"Everything. Not just hip hop, alternative rock, jazz, everything. Any type of music."
"Do you have a favorite?"
"Favorite rapper: Jay-Z. Favorite rock band: I would say The Killers. Jazz: can’t really think about it right now."
"What are some of your dreams and aspirations?"
"Enjoy the world as much as I can and help people somehow, you know, own a business one day, start, like, a community."
"I really wanna build instruments but I haven’t really found any methods to really get me in there and actually live out that dream yet."
"That’s definitely really interesting. If you could what kind of instruments would you build? What would be the first one you would want to build?"
"A cello. Then, I actually owe one of my professors at my old school a six-string harp from like the 10th Century."
"I don’t know. I just promised her that I’d make her one. I told her one day that I’d make her one ‘cause she asked me to."
"Do you play the harp?"
"No, I actually have a bunch of friends that do though. It’s a lot harder of an instrument than mine."
"How long have you been playing the cello?"
"I’ve been playing for about half my life, going on 13 years now?"
"So you’re like a pro."
"I’m getting there."