Six years ago, in the summer of 2010, I graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Television Production and moved to Los Angeles to “break in.”
Six Years in Los Angeles
I moved to L.A. with an old laptop, a small suitcase of clothes, and $500 to my name. I spent the first two months sleeping on a couch at my friend’s dad’s house. Eventually I saved enough money to sublet a room in an apartment in Culver City. The first year sucked (as it does for most people who move to L.A. with few connections). I faced a lot of challenges, personally and professionally. I worked hard. I was persistent. I made it through.
Now, in 2016, I am a television producer and have worked on shows including two seasons of Lockup for MSNBC, an Emmy-nominated season ofTop Chef for Bravo, and a season of Project Greenlight for HBO that was featured in Time Magazine’s “Top 10 TV Episodes of 2015.”
More important than my work, I’ve met and made friends with a ton of highly creative, skilled people whose stories and support are a great source of inspiration.
My family moved around quite a bit when I was a kid so six years in Los Angeles actually represents the longest period of time in my life that I’ve lived in one place. More than that, six years in Los Angeles represents a feeling that, for the first time since I left for college, I am home.
Thank you, Los Angeles!
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