Name: Cecilia Pérez-Homar
Class Year: 2012
Major: Communication Arts (Film & Video concentration) with a minor in Sociology
Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Playing on my iPod: Lady Gaga, of course. Fleetwood Mac. Jump Little Children. Joni Mitchell. Semi Precious Weapons. The Eagles. Black Sabbath. The Dirty Pearls. Florence + The Machine.
Favorite hangout spot in NYC: Washington Square Park, Union Square, and my fire escape.
Dream job: Directing the film adaptation of one of my favorite books of all time: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.
MMC and Me
Why did you choose to come to Marymount Manhattan?
Marymount is the college version of my high school. My graduating class was a whopping 32 students! We were all close and the professors knew each one of us inside and out. Marymount is the same; it's a family, it's a home. It was a natural fit for me. And the fact that it was in the greatest city in the world, made it irresistible!
What activities do you participate in at MMC?
Last year I was President of G-SNAP (Gay-Straight National Alliance Project) and I'm now the Student Government Association's Senator for Diversity. I have assisted FMLA twice in their productions of The Vagina Monologues as their video editor, as well as creating an "It Gets Better" video with MMC students. Last spring, I began The Live Your Truth Campaign and at the beginning of this semester, I joined with Misty Beasley, Director of Community Service and Service- Learning, and MMC Serves to create a 9/11 Remembrance video. Lastly, this year I became a Peer Leader, where I serve as a mentor for all new students and help with their transition to Marymount. So far, this has been my favorite extra-curricular program!
What has been your favorite class taken at the college? Why?
Rebecca Sperling's Valuing Difference was a whirlwind ride. The class challenged the way I think about things and it's changed even the way I speak. I'd like to see this class become a requirement for all MMC students!
Do you have a favorite memory from your time here so far?
This changes daily, but one that stands out is the day my friend Melissa and I had a lightsaber duel in the Lowerre Terrace while people in the Commons watched (in confusion, perhaps) and cheered!