Hello upper east sid- I mean Bellinghamsters. My name is Jessica Vangel and I am the new Talking to Crows intern. I’m super excited to work with Cassidy and Stacy just based off the fact they were late to our first meeting because they were checking out my outfit from across the room. #Target. I can tell this internship is going to be great.
I wasn’t sure what to say about myself so I have come up with a list of things I usually say in icebreakers during the first day of classes.
I am a Visual Journalism Major and Film Studies minor at Western Washington University
My pronouns are She/Her/Hers
I love Gossip Girl #rip
I have never had a brain freeze
I frequent Olive Garden more than my own apartment
I have a dog named Stella (husky shepherd) and a bunny named Chance, the Rabbit (Yes, that is a Chance, the Rapper reference)
A film that never fails to make me feel at home is The Goonies
Best/Worst films I’ve seen are all of the live action Scooby Doo movies. I love that Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are married and I thoroughly stalk their instagrams.
I have a HUGE fear of bellybuttons. If you touch your bellybutton in front of me I will need about 2 weeks to process and cope.
I want to go into cinematography. The thing that made me realize that was what I want to do was an art assignment in my 8th grade english class where we read a story and had to draw how we would film it. Colors, framing, lighting, etc. I stayed up all night with about 20 sheets of paper and 50 colored pencils sitting at my kitchen counter obsessively drawing each scene and writing paragraphs below as to why I decided to frame it that way with these colors and this lighting, etc. I loved that assignment.
I have red hair and most of my pre-high school emails are something along the lines of “firstname.lastname@example.org”
I was raised in Renton before I turned 9 and then moved to Port Orchard, WA and if you know where that is, good for you. (Go wolves).
If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to Venice, Italy. (she’s SINKING ok)
I work at WWU in the Digital Media Center (TV filming studio) and at New Student Services (Orientation & Family outreach)
I don’t want to put this on the internet but here it goes, when I was a little girl I wholeheartedly thought that I was going to become a mermaid by the time I turned 12 and I would have to leave my family to live in the ocean. (I almost drowned from “practicing” but that’s a whole story of its own)
My best friend’s name is also Jessica.
To my knowledge, my highest heritage is Albanian, which Action Bronson is also Albanian, one time I made a joke about him being my uncle and now Jessica (previously mentioned) won’t let me live it down.
October is my prime month, Halloween is my favorite holiday. #thriving
My birthday is December 10 & I’ll be 22 soon
I LOVE film and all my classmates are probably really annoyed that every single assignment or presentation I do is about film in some way or another. #sorrynotsorry
SO now you know way more than you probably ever needed to know about me. I look forward to writing more posts for you all!
Thanks for indulging me y’all,
Until next time.
Gossip Girl (Jessica)