By Isabella Medina


My name is Isabella Medina. I am a Senior at Temple University, currently studying Film and Media. 

From an early age, I have been drawn to the world of film, digital media, and design. Growing up in my family meant spending every weekend at the movies. We saw every film that we came across. Before the movies, we made sure to stop by Five Below to pick up some snacks. As kids, we had to hide our snacks by shoving them in our pants or under our shirts. If we did not make it to the movies, we would be at home bundled up on the couch watching a movie. Films helped my family and me connect in many ways. We introduced each other to new genres and concepts. Films allowed my siblings and me to look at things from a different perspective. Learning and understanding new things through films was a rewarding experience as a young girl. 

As I got older and started to apply to colleges, I had no clue what I wanted to do. A career in the creative world seemed so far out of my reach. After some time and thinking, I decided to apply to some colleges to study biology. To me, biology seemed like a reasonable career path. However, after applying to colleges as a biology major, I did a 180. My mom, who is a creative woman, asked me two simple questions: 

“What do you want most out of life?” 

“What are you passionate about?” 

I was not sure how to answer, but all I knew was that I wanted to be creative and travel. After taking a step back and looking in the mirror, I realized I did not want to major in biology. I wanted to share my creativity with the world and let my imagination run wild. So, I stopped applying to colleges and went on to the Community College of Philadelphia. After completing my associate degree, I applied to Temple University. I finally allowed myself to major in something I loved as a young girl. Luckily, it was an easy admission process, and I was accepted quickly. Community College allowed me to explore other career options before getting a degree in it or wasting money. If I could go back in time, I would do it all again. I have learned a lot about myself through these years and plan to continue learning. 

I am always looking for new and rewarding opportunities which can help me grow and develop my career in filmmaking, digital media, and design. I am excited to start my journey as an Intern at JTWO Films. 

This project was created as part of the JTWO [INC]ubator Project. A semester long internship program built from the ground up to give young filmmakers, content creators, and all around hungry for a challenge individuals a place to stretch their creative minds while preparing them for the road ahead.