Ana's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    America Team

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    San Francisco, CA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 3

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 3

ANA HORTILLOSA

Event Coordinator
Asian Art Museum

“I started out as a philosophy major and an art major and then I took anthropology and then I thought…I'm gonna do theater. Then after I got out, it was just like, I'm gonna try to get a real job, but I wanted to be in a place that felt right.”

INTERESTS:

Acting & Theatre Art

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Choices Exploration Individualism Instincts Chance Doubt

TAGS:

Anthropology, combining interests, future, philosophy, theater, trust yourself, UC Berkeley, unique, unplanned

BIOGRAPHY:

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.

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