Intending to use new media to communicate the benefits of education, Jeremy pursued an Emerging Media degree at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. He was awarded the Park Scholarship and used this opportunity to deeply engage with media literacy both with young students and inquisitive retirees. Jeremy studied a variety of unusual topics in New Zealand like Geology, Latin, and sustainability. Jeremy applied project management techniques as he developed a handful of video games, founded a visual effects student community, and directed the first animated show at the oldest college television network in the US. After graduation, he helped professors design online learning modules and orchestrated Virtual Reality experiences for Ithaca College. Through his work, he saw first-hand how media production could be influential, and realized that cognitive processing was the key to understanding the foundations of curiosity; therefore graduate study began.
Now, with the ever-present sunshine in Gainesville, FL, Jeremy has been inspired to connect with his family's roots as farmers, where he volunteers on a local farm, teaches students about compost, and makes the zero waste lifestyle look good; all while he tries to distill the essence of what motivates people to learn new things.
Inspired by a collection of inspiring teachers, empathetic professors, and myriad experiences, Jeremy is drawn toward academics. He believes that knowledge is the ultimate gift and strives to turn apathy into curiosity.