My name is Amethyst O’Connell. I am a student at Saint Paul College. I am looking for an internship in either Telecommunications or Technology, and a college to transfer to after I get my Associates Degree.
My passion for both started at a young age. When I was in elementary school I was a part of a video game creator’s club. I was also a part of the Maud Hart Lovelace book club, in which I made a video trailer for a book. I was also part of the school’s morning news. In middle school, I was an avid participant in theater, doing both acting and later, acting as a crew member behind the scenes as a light board operator. I also became interested in politics and started a National Youth Rights Association chapter, NYRA Twin Cities, and joined CreaTV Teens when it was just getting started at CTV North Suburbs.
During high school, I was elected a board member for the National Youth Rights Association, which gave me the opportunity to lead. I helped with NYRA’s social media, and created small graphics for their Facebook page and website. I stepped down from the NYRA board my Junior year to focus on my classwork. My high school year I also joined and became the marketing captain of the Roseville Area High School FIRST Robotics team, the FireBears, and continued with film, getting an internship at CTV over the summer. I don’t know what the future will bring, but it will surely be awesome.