By Heather Cass
Publications Manager, Office of Strategic Communications, Penn State Behrend
Penn State Behrend’s seniors are ready to make their mark on the world! We’re proud of our students and the things they’ve accomplished and learned while here at Behrend. Over the next couple months, we’ll be introducing you to a few of our remarkable seniors who have overcome challenges, pioneered new technology, participated in important research projects, and left an impression at Penn State Behrend.
Today, we’d like you to meet Corinna Tucker:
Major: Digital Media, Arts, and Technology
Minor: Communication Arts and Mass Media
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
On choosing her major: I originally planned to major in biology, but wanted to do something a little more creative. DIGIT let me explore that side of my brain.
Proudest accomplishment at Behrend? Receiving a Penn State Behrend summer fellowship and the Erickson Discovery Grant for my research with Dr. Aaron Mauro, assistant professor of English and digital humanities, on a Behrend history project.
Campus involvement: I was involved with Diverse Organization of Photo and Video Enthusiasts and Wintergreen Media, Penn State Behrend’s student-run production company.
Shutterbug: I am good at photography and depicting stories through my photos.
What you’d be surprised to know about her: I want to eventually buy a van and live out of it while traveling.
Advice for new student: Don’t be afraid to switch your major. This might mean you have to spend an extra semester in school, but it’s better than spending a lifetime working in a career you do not enjoy.
Corrina graduated from Penn State Behrend in December. She plans to find work at a newspaper, “writing stories to change the world!”