Rachel Prost, Senior Interactive Media Major.

Photo provided by Rachel Prost.

I approached my studies, projects, and career with purpose and resilience. On December 18, 2021, I will graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media. I served as the “Promethean’s” webmaster since 2019 and embarked on a co-editor position in my final semester. I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and will move back home after I graduate.

Throughout my 3.5-year college journey, I was a member and leader of four student organizations, worked three on-campus jobs simultaneously, held two summer internships, and worked as a product development contractor. UWS also featured me in a television commercial and in other advertisements. I also created a documentary about my father’s movie rental store, which was a 2021 official selection at the Free Range Film Festival. You can view my digital portfolio at www.rkprost.com.

For my senior capstone, I used my research findings from my Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program to guide the development and design of a new website for a nonprofit organization, complete with relevant photography and videography.

With that, I am excited to share that come January, I will join the Alliance Entertainment team as a full-time Digital Media Assistant. I appreciate all of my professors, supervisors, colleagues, my mentor Daisaku Ikeda, friends, and family, who guided and supported me throughout my time at UWS. I would especially like to thank professors Tom Notton, Brent Notbohm, Tom Hansen, Alison Wielgus, and Daniel Lawrence for their constant encouragement, advice, and enthusiasm.

I am also incredibly grateful to my on-campus supervisors, Jordan Milan and Jay Revering, for their flexibility and unwavering support as I balanced my classes and work. Thank you to everyone who touched my life throughout my time at UWS because I couldn’t have done it without you. I am so fortunate to join my best friends as part of the graduating class of 2021.