MAGNIFYING, No. 11: Paula Lee

May 09 2018

by Noelle Sharp

For this episode of MAGNIFYING we spoke with Program Manager in the Department of Film & Media Arts, Paula Lee. Our creative community here at the College of Fine Arts is diverse and wide spread. With the goal of gaining a deeper knowledge and awareness of the people within our community, we bring you MAGNIFYING, a series dedicated to showcasing the talent of our students, faculty, and staff.

Tell us about yourself, name, where you are from, what you do and how you got into in your field of work
Paula Lee, Originally from England but long time SLC resident. Program Manager, Department of Film & Media Arts. I have been at the University for a long time, initially as an undergraduate and then as an academic advisor. In graduate school (also at the U) my thesis project was producing a film. All my experience put together made the Film Department a great fit for me. I love working on campus and the energy of the learning environment. Truth be told, I’d be a permanent student if I were given the choice!

What has surprised you the most in your life?
Being outside and quiet is a key to creativity. Whenever I have any issue in my life, taking a hike or quiet gardening give my brain space to problem solve.

What do you wish you had known/been told?
Specifically addressing academics I would say: Be more involved in the extracurricular opportunities in school, it allows you to engage deeply with your work and cohort, and you only get one chance to do it!