Stephanie Sanchez

Stephanie Sanchez

Performer

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was always a good student, but math was never my strong suit.
Sophomore year, I got super prepared for my geometry final and got the highest grade in the class.
My teacher told me, "The cream always rises to the top." That line has stuck with me my whole life.
I went to the University of Notre Dame; I was pre-med for two years, then switched to psychology.
After Notre Dame, I joined the Navy, where I continued my education on the sea.
Coming home, I knew I wanted to do journalism or acting. Journalism seemed like an easy transition.
I enrolled in junior college so I could get internships at a news radio station & an NBC affiliate.
Since then, I've made the transition into acting and performing.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Psychology, General
University of Notre Dame
associates
Associate's Degree
San Diego City College
Career

Career

Performer

I am an actor, a host, and a performer. Singing, dancing, acrobatics: I'll do it all.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Acting & Theatre
Film
Film
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

I start my day on set and I'm in my element, preparing for my scenes. Then I get to play full-out in my craft, in my character, along with my fellow actors. On a great day, I get to collaborate with a group of talented individuals, directors and crew who are at the top of their craft, and who can teach me a lot about their experiences.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You should continue taking classes; like any craft, if you don't use it, you lose it. You have to stay connected to your instrument and keep exercising your acting muscle. You also have to stay healthy; you are your own instrument, so it's really important to take care of your body and mind. Address anything that's going on in your mind, and take care of your mental health so that you can show up to the job and be open and in control of your emotions.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

The most important thing you can do is get into an acting class. If you're getting a degree, you can study whatever floats your boat, but make sure you incorporate some theater or on-camera training to develop your technical skills. Junior college is a great resource to teach you a specific skill, like acting, rather than giving you a broad degree. But know that it's equally important to have a wide range of knowledge and experiences that you'll be able to draw upon later on down the road.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Psychology, General
certification
Associate's Degree
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You're new here; you don't know what you're talking about."

When I first joined the Navy, the man training me was a total jerk. The rest of my peers told me he was emasculated by my quick learning skills, so he'd been feeding me incorrect information to make me look bad. After I gave a wrong answer to a senior officer, I realized I couldn't trust this guy, and I took my training upon myself. I sat down with senior officers and learned every single thing I could. When I took my boards, I knew every answer without a doubt and blew them out of the water.