Ben Freiert (Chi Class)
Year Joined: Fall 2018
Major: Electronic Media and Film
Graduating Class: Fall 2020
Big: Emily Tartaglia
I never really thought about film as a career until a couple of years ago. The production process always seemed really neat, but I didn't think I was creative enough to be a film major. I knew I'd have to write scripts, and I was convinced that I wouldn't be good at that. Partway through my Freshman year in 2016, I was diagnosed with Leukemia, and had to spend six months in the hospital. When I came back, I decided to find a major I was really passionate about. Writing didn't seem quite so daunting after my bone marrow transplant. As it turns out, I'm okay at it. I've been a film major for a few semesters now, and it finally feels like I'm doing what I'm supposed to do.