GSA Alumni Highlight Name: Ashley Marie Roache
Year Attended GSA: 2001
Current Home: Boston, MA
College: Syracuse University; University of Kentucky; Boston University Years attended: 2002-2004; 2004-2007; 2008-2010 Degrees: B.A. English (Creative Writing) University of KY; 2nd year M.F.A. Film Production Boston University
Ashley is currently a 2nd year Film Production M.F.A. candidate in Boston University's College of Communication. She is also a teaching assistant to inspiring filmmakers and screenwriters who are professors in this prestigious program.
Ashley had these thoughts to share regarding her GSA experience:
"When I attended GSA as an actress, I always thought if I wasn't performing I would fall apart. GSA gave me the confidence to know that with passion like mine, I could achieve whatever I wanted to in life. Now I can broaden that spectrum and say if I'm not CREATING I will fall apart.
"As a film writer and director, I enjoy being in charge of all aspects of the creative process. My experiences as an actress serve me well in my relations with the actors I direct as well as informing my understanding of storytelling as a whole.
"GSA introduced me to people I could relate to, people with the same goals and the same passion for artistic expression. Before GSA, I had no idea they existed.
"GSA facilitated my grasp of the worldwide community of artists: people who are concerned with things more important than money and power and greed.
"I (heart) GSA forever!"
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