Name: Tess Vande Creek
Position: Student Assistant
Hometown: Middletown, NJ
Education: UR Class of 2019, Majoring in Film and Media Studies (Production) and Business
With the department since: February of 2017!
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
I studied abroad in New Zealand in the fall semester of 2017! In that time I road tripped for a total of a month and a half, flew on 37 different planes, and visited five countries: Greece, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Australia, and the Cook Islands. It was definitely the craziest thing I have ever done.
If you could witness any historical event, which one would you want to see and why?
Definitely the Women’s March in 2017. I really wish I had been able to get there but I had a project due that Monday. Nonetheless, I’m SO proud to be part of a generation that advocates for equal human rights for everyone.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am a photographer! I love taking landscape shots, and I’m learning (through failing) about what it takes to get the perfect portrait shot. But I am obsessed with night photography and long exposure (check out one of my shots from NZ)!
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
ICELAND. I want to go there so badly. My sister and I are planning to head there sometime after I graduate.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the last five years?
Not every action deserves a reaction! Sometimes it’s better to sit back and learn from the mistakes of people around you.