Hometown: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Major: Theater Arts
Theater arts major Ariella Cohen describes herself as a chameleon: Studying theatre arts gives her the opportunity to be another person or to travel around the world using just imagination. “When you are in the theater, you are not you anymore; you forget yourself and live other lives and feelings,” she said. Ariella also likes learning about different cultures and languages; she is planning to study Korean and teach English in South Korea after graduation. Her dream career is to become a famous actress in South Korea.
Since she began studying at Parkland College in 2009, Ariella has enjoyed the amount of one-to-one communication that she gets with teachers and personnel. On sunny days (her favorite) you might find her out at the U of I quad, listening to music by Shakira, Katy Perry, or Supreme Team.
Although she expects to graduate in fall 2011, Ariella says she will keep working hard academically to make all her dreams come true.