Hi! My name is Hannah Puckett and I’m very excited to be at OSU, especially in Arts Scholars. My arts interests are music, theatre, and film- I sing and play ukulele and piano, I absolutely love acting and did theatre all through high school, and I love film so much I made it my major! In addition to the arts I am passionate about sustainability and social equity. Some bucket list goals I have are I want to create and publish an EP or album with my own songs, and I want to write a play/musical; I also want to write and direct a short film. I’m psyched about everything I’m going to be learning at OSU this year, so I’m going to create a Reflective E-Portfolio- I hope to accomplish making it into a road map of my achievements freshman year, so come springtime I’ll be able to look back and see all that I’ve done.
I am in college to learn and grow. In addition to learning more about my major, I want to use the opportunities I have at OSU to learn more about the world and myself. After four years, I want to have a strongly developed worldview in addition to a stronger sense of self. My major is Moving-Image Production (and it’s actually a pre-major, so I’m going to try my best to be accepted into the major at the end of the year). I plan to minor in Theatre, and if I do get accepted into the major, I’ll need to also minor in Film Studies. I haven’t made a strong commitment to any extra-curriculars yet, but I’m planning to participate in Mad Royal Film Society, Adopt-A-School, Students Demand Action, Off the Lake, Ukulele Club, one of the many sustainability clubs on campus, and hopefully an a cappella group. I’d say my family has always been a major influence on who I am and what my interests are- my whole family loves music and theatre, and that’s definitely the biggest reason why I got into it too. My family has also always been incredibly supportive of all my academic and extracurricular efforts, meaning I’ve always been confident in my abilities to attend college and go after my dreams of working in the arts. As I’ve mentioned, I am passionate about music, theatre, and film, and I’m pursuing these passions by getting involved in music groups on campus and playing music by myself, auditioning for theatre productions, and majoring in film as well as being a part of Mad Royal. I’m passionate about the arts in general, and being in Arts Scholars has allowed me to be surrounded by what I love.
My future career interests are to work in cinematography, screenwriting, creative direction or main direction, either on film sets or for an online production company, because these combine my interests in creativity as well as technological production through filmmaking. I’ve had experience in film through the Video Production Club at my high school, as well as various film camps and summer film projects. When it comes to actual work, I held two different part-time jobs in high school, and currently work for the Office of Student Life. I aim to impact the future through my career by making movies dealing with topics that are relevant and important for the well-being of people. For example, I am passionate about Deaf representation in film, and plan to make projects employing deaf actors utilizing accurate sign language. In addition, I want to address topics such as feminism, sexuality, mental health, sustainability, equity, compassion, etc. I want to create films that leave a lasting impression on the viewers through their artistry as well as their message.
I do not identify with any religious or cultural communities, but I would say I belong to the community of artists. I am passionate about very liberal beliefs; I am a feminist, I’m pro-choice, pro-LGBT, pro-gun control; I believe in creating environmentally conscious decisions for the sustainability of our planet; I strongly support the understanding and representation of disabled communities; most of all, I believe in working to understand and help people in need with compassion and love, whether it be minorities or people in crisis. I am a strong believer in love. Now, I contribute to my community by being vocal on social media with issues I’m passionate about, holding my beliefs in discussion of controversial topics, and participating in clubs such as Students Demand Action and soon, clubs for sustainability. I do feel like I can be doing much more to contribute to causes in which I believe strongly, and this year I hope to use the resources I have at OSU to do just that.
Even though this is an About Me post, truly, I feel like I’m very much a blank slate right now. I have my passions and my beliefs, but I still have a long ways to go in developing and learning about who I am as a person. I look forward to doing that this year, and using my E-Portfolio to document the process. 🙂