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Lucas Waldron

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Grade: Senior, Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Major: Politics, Minor: Film and Latin American Studies

Three Words: Motivated, Creative, Passionate

Why USF:

I chose to attend USF because I wanted to be at Jesuit school that focused on social issues and I wanted to be in San Francisco. Additionally, when I visited the university while in high school, I was really interested in the new film minor and the newly created student television station.

USF Involvement:

·         USFtv:

o   Executive Producer Fall 2011 - Spring 2013

o   Cultural Producer Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

o   Talks Producer Spring 2010

·         Foghorn:

o   Opinion Section Editor Spring 2010 - Fall 2010

·         Queer Alliance:

o   PR Coordinator Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

·         Awkward Silence Improv Team:

o   Performer Fall 2009 - Spring 2012

o   Captain Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

·         College Players

o   Member Fall 2010 (script writer, Play-In-A-Day)

·         Occupy USF

o   Member/Involvement Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Benefits of Involvement:

My involvement at USF has made my college experience incredibly rewarding. I have developed close relationships with administrators and created networks of professional for my post-graduation career. I also have the personal pride in knowing that I have created a sustainable and exciting new structure at USFtv that will go on to shape television production at USF after I graduate. Lastly, my involvement in improv has connected with me performers across the Bay Area and provided me with a group of friends who I will maintain well after I leave USF.

Leadership:

A leader at USF is someone who is more committed to a particular issue than anyone else. For me, being a leader has meant incredible investment in things that I feel passionate about and recruitment of people who share my interests and values. A large part of leadership is motivating the people around you, even when it's difficult or seems futile-- You just have to keep pushing.

Advice to First Year Students:

Students should get involved on the first day of freshman year. There is no excuse not to. If you are passionate, there is someone at USF who shares your passion. You should never be afraid to assert yourself within a pre-existing organization. Never expect opportunities to be handed to you. Work for everything that you want and, if you work hard enough, you will attain it.

Favorite Place in City: Bottom of the Hill (the venue) and the greater Mission/Potrero Hill area

Random Fact:  I'm obsessed with the West Wing. To the point that I own the complete series and follow all of the characters on twitter. And tweet at them.