Ana's Open Road
Philosophy, Art, Anthropology, Theater (0:54)
Open About The Future (0:36)
San Francisco, CA
Public Television: Season 3
Asian Art Museum
Anthropology, combining interests, future, philosophy, theater, trust yourself, UC Berkeley, unique, unplanned
Ana Hortillosa is unfailingly self-assured. She is an enthusiastic quadruple-threat who started at University of California, Berkeley as a philosophy and art major, then switched to anthropology and, in the end, graduated with a degree in theatre. Finally, she took the position as event coordinator at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. At first glance, the job appears as if it was tailor made for her, but after listening to Ana speak of her recent past, it's clear that she impelled the position to morph around her dynamic presence. "I had my museum experience; I had my anthro background and I had theatre. It just kind of came together and it was totally unplanned." At Cal Berkeley, Anna designed a curriculum based on her own interests and upon entering the job market, sought a receptive atmosphere in which she might create her own perfect niche.