Graduate profile: Shynna Harper

HIGH SCHOOL/HOMETOWN: Ventura High School, Ventura, Calif. 

MAJORDance major, theater minor. 

THE PROFESSOR WHO INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: Shannon Mockli. Beyond just being incredibly sweet and supportive, Shannon Mockli has a unique way of critiquing her students in such a way that they walk away feeling more confident about them self and about their work. I love this professor.

PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO LEARN: I am the girlfriend of Tyree Harris, the former journalism student who wrote the scripts for all the Beats by Dre commercials and every journalism student heard about. I was also an Ambassador and loved giving campus tours.

CAREER INTERESTSI hope to one day be dancing as a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company in NYC and have a career in stage lighting.

WHAT I DO FOR FUNI enjoy watching TV shows and movies from the 1990s, cooking and doing makeup and nails art.

WHAT I LEARNEDI have learned to get involved. College is a lot more fun when you get to experience new things and make memories with the people you like the most. So get involved with things around campus.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT OREGON, THE PLACEI absolutely love how beautiful Oregon is in the fall, spring and summer. If anyone gets a chance to stay in Eugene over the summer, do it.

I’M PROUD TO BE A DUCK: Because of the supportive spirit of our student body. Walking to class and randomly hearing someone yell "Sco Ducks!" might never get old.

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