By Kelly Marmo
Lynn alumna Brooke Rudisill not only left her mark at Lynn, but continues to leave a lasting impression on Lynn students and staff as she furthers her career in California working for Young Hollywood.
After graduating in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism, Rudisill continued her studies at Lynn in 2017, receiving her master’s degree in communication and media: media studies and practices. Rudisill was the editor-in-chief for iPulse, studied abroad for a summer in Dublin, Ireland and gave the commencement speech at the Class of 2016 graduation.
“Growing up in York, Pa., I knew I wanted to travel outside of the state for college,” said Rudisill. “I actually enrolled at Lynn as a psychology major.”
After her freshman year, Rudisill transferred to Kutztown University where she studied psychology for a semester. Briefly after, she returned to Lynn and began pursuing multimedia journalism.
“I realized psychology wasn’t exactly my passion and how I wanted to study multimedia journalism,” said Rudisill. “The reason I transferred back to Lynn was because I knew of summer internship possibilities within entertainment, especially in Hollywood.”
Rudisill was eventually offered the position of a studio coordinator by the CEO of Young Hollywood. She is currently still serving in this position, while also serving as an internship supervisor and part of the creative team.
“To me, having a dream job is not about a title,” said Rudisill. “It’s about being able to enjoy yourself and put passion into what you do every single day.”
Rudisill will be speaking at the Women of Today luncheon tomorrow, March 24, where she plans to focus on inspiring students to “Dare to Know Yourself.” She hopes to encourage her audience at this event to dream big, take chances in their careers and believe in themselves and the journey each individual is on.
“There’s a difference between making a change within your dreams and giving up on them too early,” said Rudisill. “My advice to students is to truly believe in your dreams.”