Meet 2014’s third-place winner, Meagan Cuthill
1. Tell us about yourself. Who are you?
I am a senior about to graduate with degrees in Politics and Media Studies and am involved on campus at USFtv. I am from the Seattle area and decided early in high school to change up my scenery and go to San Francisco for college. My hobbies include video production, going on adventures around the city for fun and food, reading up on current events, and hanging out with friends. I also lifeguard at Koret and love swimming. With my experiences at USF, I’ve become immensely interested in working in broadcast television or in public service, as my majors relate to. Hopefully after traveling a bit of the world after graduation, I’ll find a place in a newsroom back in Seattle!
2. What made you interested in video production?
I have always appreciated and been entertained television and film, but I personally got interested in video production when taking Video Production for my Media Studies major and it pretty much went from there. I’ve been making videos ever since. I have been one of the News Producers at USFtv for the past two years and am passionate about making segments for the station.
3. What were your thoughts behind your Student Video Contest contribution?
I wanted to profile students who are involved on campus in varying capacities. Every student has different interests and they all put them to use in activities, organizations, departments, etc. USF has so much diversity within the school and students I have come to know here have been intelligent, engaged, and personable.
4. Why did you choose to come to USF?
I came to USF for a number of reasons: being in San Francisco, the beautiful campus, the style of education, small class sizes, and strong programs. And all these reasons kept me here!
5. What do you like most about San Francisco?
I like the culture and energy of San Francisco. I know that’s broad but it’s true. There are so many fun people, places, and kinds of food! This city has a lot going for it.