The Corcoran School inspires students to create art with the potential to shape and influence the arts community and the world. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., we are part of a research university that offers the extraordinary advantage of using the rich tapestry of architecture, culture and dynamic visual and performing arts scene to spark imaginations. As a result, graduates gain unprecedented access to critical networking and job opportunities and are regularly exposed to the vast collection of national treasures.
We prepare our graduates for the creative economy. Our faculty are engaged, practicing artists and our students are forward thinkers who are already making an impact on our community. With all of this, and more, our undergraduate and graduate students are prepared for whatever exciting career they decide to take on after graduation.
I spent the summer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a photojournalism intern, working along an amazing team to cover news in western Pennsylvania. I helped cover the story of Antwon Rose II, a 17-year-old unarmed African American high school student who was shot and killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer while fleeing a traffic stop. A photograph I took during a press conference held by Antwon Rose II's family and their attorneys, showing Antwon's mother, Michelle Kenney, overcome with grief, went to the AP wire and made that day's top AP images, alongside the Washington Post website and dozens of newspapers across the country. I hope in sharing this moment more people across the country can understand the family's grief. I also covered rallies by President Trump and U.S. Senators, among other stories.