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Alumni Spotlight: Gabrielle Pedraza

Headshot of Gabriella Pedraza

Graduation Year: 2022

Major:

BFA in Musical Theatre

Hometown:

Belvidere, NJ

Why did you choose to attend WVU?

The minute I set foot on that Evansdale campus, I looked around, then saw the Canady Creative Arts Center in front of me, I knew it was the right fit for me. I just went with my gut, and it paid off. The faculty, the environment, the accessibility to new opportunities. You can't beat it!

What is your profession now?

Currently a Development Associate at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton, PA, while also working part-time at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA.

What is your most interesting current/upcoming project?

Preparations are underway for for our 21st annual Freddy Awards ceremony, where WVU happens to offer 2 full-tuition scholarships to the College of Creative Arts!

How do you feel WVU and the College of Creative Arts prepared you for your career?

Everyone at the College of Creative Arts wants to see you succeed, and perform to the best of your ability every day. I was taught that you have to take advantage of every opportunity in front of you, to perform, and also to grow.

If you could give one piece of advice to incoming or current students in WVU's College of Creative Arts, what would it be?

Do not take anything for granted, audition for anything and everything, and just enjoy it while it lasts because it's not forever (you wish it was).