Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 2:33pm
By:
Alan Flurry

Theatre and English major Ellen Everitt is passionate about learning, acting, creating art and a UGA experience that has set the stage for great things:

If money was not a consideration, I would love to …

… keep going to school forever and earn 20 Ph.D.s! I’ve always loved learning and I’m sad that someday I’ll have to work extra hard to keep expanding my horizon of knowledge. I would also love to travel the world and spend extended amounts of time in communities that are not my own. I think the best thing we as humans can do for ourselves is to spend time with people that we see as not like ourselves, and learn to accept and embrace their radical alterity.

What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it? 

Creating art that asks people to think about the world they live in, and then go out and do something to change it. I believe the best way to make that art is by constantly reminding myself to be kind, teachable and fluid. I cannot make art that reaches people if I cannot first come to a conversation with good intentions, be open to seeing things in a new light, and then changing my course.

Great answers from a wonderfully creative presence on our campus. Read the entire Q&A. Best of luck, Ellen, and thanks for the reminder of how fun and engaging hard work can be.