Paola García Acuña
“I appreciate the opportunity to build my curriculum and explore a program curated to my interests.“
Academic Background: BA in Visual Arts
Area of focus in CCT: Technology for immersive experiences and interaction with art
What did you do before CCT? I was a freelance artist before I joined CCT!
What activities do you participate in at CCT? I am a recipient of the CNDLS fellowship, which you can apply for during the first round of the CCT application process. At CNDLS, I work in the Media Team as a graphic designer. The media team’s primary focus is the video lectures for the online courses offered by Georgetown and any media project related to educational programs at GU. What I do is edit and incorporate the graphics in the videos. I am also trying to get involved with Gnovis (though I am not a member of the Gnovis team), particularly their publication and podcast aspects. I am proposing an interview with a museum expert for their podcast, and I recently got selected to write a book review for their Spring 2023 publication!
Why did you choose CCT? I chose CCT because of its interdisciplinary qualities. As someone with a visual arts background, I wanted to have the flexibility to learn from people with different perspectives and different fields. I also appreciate the opportunity to build my curriculum and explore a program curated to my interests.
What surprised you about CCT? So many international students! I love the cultural exchange we experience at CCT.