It was the workshops during my senior year that really propelled me to seek out a creative career, turning down my acceptances to law school and pursuing an MFA in spite of being told it might have the value of a grocery coupon. Mary Oliver and Elizabeth Cox provided so much inspiration, encouraging each of their students to build upon their love of literature to create stories and poems of their own. Little did I know that my penchant for writing would play such a major role in the success I found within the video game industry. Beginning with freelancing, then extending into my ability to communicate so effectively within multi-cultural corporations including SEGA (Tokyo HQ), UBISOFT (Paris HQ), and ultimately with development partners around the globe. Although I'm proud to lead the script-writing efforts at our agency, it is the ability to clearly communicate within e-mails, documents, pitch decks, and detailed presentations that seems to carry the most value. Had I not pursued the English major at Duke, I can't imagine I would be where I am today. Sometimes the unorthodox path is the most successful. In my case, I'm excited to see where it takes me next.