“My career goal is to travel and make documentaries about peoples' lives,” says Kaley Belval.
After entering Ithaca College, Belval found a perfect way combine her interests in both journalism and video by studying Documentary Studies and Production.
“The program is different from any other majors that I’ve seen, either at IC or other colleges,” Belval stated. “ The program gives me experience in multiple communications disciplines so that I have a much wider range of skills. It is something that employers find highly valuable, and I feel has given me a better understanding of my interests and abilities.”
Since Belval has a minor in Honors and Women’s studies, she photographed “Who Needs Feminism” campaign as part of Ithaca College Feminists. This campaign was featured on the national “ Who Needs Feminism?” Facebook page, as well as Ithaca College’s page. According to Beval, this series of photos were seen by thousands of people, and helped to create a campus-wide discussion about feminism.
Belval has also interned with numerous organizations including The Washington Post, where she worked on the investigations team. She served as intern team leader with Ithaca College's Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), and created a video for the Advocacy Center, a local not-for-profit.