eric

ERIC
LOPEZ

HOMETOWN:
Los Angeles, CA
HIGH SCHOOL:
Palisades Charter High School
MAJOR:
 English
FAVORITE CLASS:

The Senses and the Subject in Cinema and Poetry with Professor Rachel Ellis Neyra. In this course, you use critical analysis from thinkers such as Judith Butler and Susan Stewart to analyze poetry and films from around the world. Poetry from Eduardo C. Corral and Robert Hayden were studied, as well as films ranging from Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon and Alfonso Cuarón’s Y tu mamá también.

CAMPUS
ACTIVITIES:

I’ve had three student jobs. One at IMS (Instructional Media Services), another as the creative director of WesPregame, Wesleyan’s sports broadcasting network, and another as a tour guide for the Office of Admission. I am also heavily involved in the music scene on campus. I’ve booked concerts for the University for three years and am the current chair of RPMU, a talentbooking agency. I’m the co-chair of the Spring Fling Committee, which organizes the annual campus-wide spring concert. I am one of the editors of Aural Wes, a Wesleyan-based music website covering music from current students and alumni. I am a member of the English Majors Committee and a university poetry group that includes professors and students. I also ran for the varsity track and field team as well as the varsity cross country team for my first two years.

FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE:

How to Dress Well (real name: Tom Krell) concert at Eclectic. It was my first experience booking a concert at Wesleyan. How to Dress Well’s performance reverberated through the ballroom in Eclectic with an indefinable ferocity. There were more than 500 people there. The whole night will stay with me forever.

OUTSIDE WESLEYAN:

Summer after freshman year, I worked at Boys State California, a mock government camp for high school juniors in Sacramento. I started their multimedia program where we had a committee of campers create political ads for their respective political parties as their keystone projects. The summer after sophomore year, I worked in New York City as the communications/media intern for FA Euro–PDL, a professional soccer team in the fourth division of U.S. soccer. I traveled across the northeast, filming the team’s games and running the team’s communications with League officials.

AFTER WESLEYAN:

After Wesleyan, I’m hoping to move into sports media and/or sports marketing. Wesleyan has a vast network of people at places such as ESPN, Fox Sports, and a variety of print publications that would help me in my job search

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