My name is Marissa Isgreen. I currently attending Colorado State University to obtain my journalism degree with a media concentration. I will be focusing my studies in videography, graphic arts, advertisement, art direction, etc. I have applied for a position with the student media. I hope to work on the Collegian (CSU’s newspaper) or CTV (CSU’s television station). I am also double majoring in equine science. I realize these two majors have very little overlap, but I’ll be studying two things I absolutely love. This covers my bases. I would ultimately love to work for a horse publication such as Horse Illustrated.
My family has always communicated visually. My mother is a textile designer and art educator, my father is professional watercolorist, and I create digital media. I enjoy creating both still and moving images. For my 4-H projects, I photographed a variety of subjects from abstracts to galloping horses. My grand champion awards landed me a job photographing for the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association. I also love taking raw footage and crafting short movies for my YouTube channel, (www.youtube.com/user/eventforlife). Recently I took graphic arts and developed a passion for weaving visual elements into creative statements.
In addition to my love of the arts, I have a strong passion for horses. My mom put me on a horse at three months old and I’ve been at it ever since. I’m an Eventer, so I compete in Dressage, Show Jumping, and Cross Country.
In a rapidly changing world with evolving technology, my dream job has not been created. I envision myself using media and technology to inform viewers and consumers. I will combine my love of horses, travel, photography, and digital editing to create sensory experiences and connect cultures.