Sophia Brana is a senior from Old Bridge, New Jersey who majors in Media Studies with a concentration in Television and Film and minors in Global Studies. She is the Treasurer of Habitat for Humanity and the Secretary of the Society of Professional Journalists.
How did you know Marist was the school for you?
I remember the day that I came for a tour so clearly. It was so rainy and gray but even through that, I saw how beautiful the campus was and knew that I could picture myself spending the next four years here—even as I was running around campus sharing an umbrella between four people. The study abroad options also drew me in. Coming into college, I had no clue what I wanted to do with regards to a major or a career, but one thing I was absolutely certain of was that I wanted to study abroad. I knew Marist would give me that opportunity.
How has Marist prepared you for life after graduation?
I’ve learned so much in my time here. Because Marist is a liberal arts school, I was able to spend my first year taking really varied classes until I discovered what I wanted to major in. In that time, I picked up useful bits of knowledge about education, sociology, law, and of course media and communications. The media department has also given me some extremely valuable skills in videography, writing, and editing. The extracurriculars I’ve been involved in have also broadened my horizons and allowed me to learn more about the world.
What advice would you give to incoming freshmen?
Take the time to explore all your interests and learn about as many topics as possible!
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Alumni
Major: Television and Film
Academic School: Communication and the Arts
Campus: New York