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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view

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Posted by Carly Cote at 8:28PM
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Hello All!

My name is Carly Cote and I am a Public and Community Health major here at IC. I transferred to Ithaca College last semester from the University of Arizona. I am originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and am very excited to be a blogger this semester for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

I am not a movie fanatic, nor am I a Park student. The extent of my knowledge about the environment dates back to my AP Environmental course from high school and the only film festival I have ever attended consists of binge watching the Hunger Games series when I had the flu.  I certainly am not a typical FLEFF blogger.

As a transfer student, and somewhat new to the Ithaca community, I have been actively seeking ways to embrace Ithaca’s culture. What better way to do this than becoming a blogger for an environmental film festival?

I heard about this opportunity in my Hunger, War and Genocide class. In this course, I established the ability to recognize the interconnectedness of things; the way different concepts or factors influence each other. In Public Health, this is a very common theme. By becoming a FLEFF blogger, I hope to be able to recognize these patterns outside of the Public Health realm. Because FLEFF’s concentration is on the environment, I am intrigued to discover the ways public health policies play a role in the films.

Outside of the classroom I try to stay very active. I love to travel, spend time outdoors and go on miscellaneous adventures.  

Despite my atypical qualifications, I am beyond thrilled to partake in this experience. FLEFF blogging takes me out of my element, introduces me to mentors and peers I would normally not encounter, and will force me to develop a new set of skills. I am sure that I will learn lots and look forward to what is in store.  



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