ROADTRIP NATION PRESENTS
Loyola Marymount University Roadtrip Trailer
Three LMU students prepare to travel through Southern California in search of inspiring alumni stories.
Dream From Where You’re At
The roadtrippers introduce themselves and meet actor, songwriter, and comedian Kate Micucci.
Learning to Thrive
Netflix Marketing Director Keana McGee shares how she made it in the entertainment world.
The roadtrippers meet filmmaker Effie Brown and discuss how the road trip’s changed them.
Making it to and through college is no small accomplishment—but how do you transition from the classroom to the workforce?
Briana, Stephanie, and Max are all LMU students looking to the future and finding it full of uncertainty. So they set out on the road to speak with alumni who’ve faced unique hurdles and can help them embrace the winding road ahead. After meeting with people in diverse fields like marketing, comedy, immigration law, and more, the roadtrippers realize that it’s impossible to map out the future perfectly—but there’s no such thing as a wrong turn if you listen to yourself.
INSIGHTS FROM THE FILM
“I just dream from where I’m at, at whatever the given moment is. But I’m always dreaming.”
Tony Brown, Executive Director, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
“Focus on what the endpoint will be. Whatever else they throw at you in the middle, just get through it.”
Santiago Duarte, Attorney, Duarte Law Group
“Make a goal and go for it! It will get you where you need to be.”
Kate Micucci, Comedian, Actress, Songwriter
“As long as you’re doing something, a door will open. And when it does, you just stick your foot right in that crack and try to get it to open for yourself.”
Keana McGee, Marketing Director, Netflix
Executive Director, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
Attorney, Duarte Law Group
Film Producer, Duly Noted, Inc.
Co-Founder, Build a Miracle
Co-Founder, Build a Miracle
Comedian, Actress, Songwriter
Director of Volunteers & Community Engagement, Illumination Foundation
Associate Director Of Development, School of Film + Television, Loyola Marymount University
Marketing Director, Netflix
There’s a lot of talk about how to get into college—but what does it take to get through and figure out what you want to do? We’re sending LMU students on a journey to find out.
Getting a degree is a huge undertaking—figuring out what to do with it is another one altogether. That’s why, together with Loyola Marymount University, we’re sending a group of students on a road trip around Southern California to interview LMU alumni and see how they were able to translate their education into fulfilling work. Follow the journey to hear stories of tackling hurdles, finding yourself, and turning a degree into a thriving career.
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Communications & Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
Briana grew up just ten minutes away from Juarez, Mexico, in El Paso, Texas. Her community was filled with much trauma due to the violence in Juarez, leaving her a deep desire to work in immigration law someday. As a second-generation American, she feels a lot of pressure to do great things and struggled with panic attacks and depression throughout high school. At LMU, the Student Psychological Services allowed her to get the help she needed to work through her internal struggles and head bravely into her future. As she preps for her LSAT, she hopes to meet people who are actively creating a better, more just world.
Sociology with Minors in African American Studies and Spanish
Stephanie was raised in in East Palo Alto, California, a small, working class city, and knows she wants to help marginalized communities like the one she came from. She’s the first of her family to attend a university and, while she misses them a lot, she’s driven to make them proud of her accomplishments. One of her goals is to help youth in the juvenile justice system get back to school so they have a chance at higher education. She hopes to meet inspiring people who’ll help her find her road into the world of urban education, law, and social justice.
Max was born to American parents in Tokyo, so he’s always felt like he’s part of a third culture situated between the two countries. He came to LMU because he wanted a smaller school where he could more easily connect with teachers and peers. Now that he’s there, he’s trying to find out the best career path for his creative personality. He’s hoping for a career in Hollywood, but whether that’s as a screenwriter, marketer, or businessman is still up in the air for him. He wants to connect with inspiring leaders to provide clarity amidst his indecisiveness.
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STOPS & INTERVIEWS
STOPS & INTERVIEWS
Los Angeles, CA
Santa Ana, CA
Cardiff by the Sea, CA
Culver City, CA