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Theresa Gregory `18

Theatre Design/Technology (Costume Design) Major from Seaford, New York


What I want prospective students to know about Purchase: Purchase is a lovely and welcoming community that easily and quickly becomes your new home! You get to meet incredibly talented and kind people from all over the country, which expands your knowledge about the world around you.

The reason I became an Ambassador: I became an ambassador because I give specific tours for incoming theatre design/technology students, and it inspired me to give tours for the entire campus as well. 

My favorite spot on campus: The tables/benches outside of Starbucks.

Why I chose Purchase: I chose Purchase because it is so close to my hometown and I can travel to and from rather easily. I love having the luxury of going home on the weekends (if I’m not too busy) to visit friends and family. I also chose Purchase because of its unique atmosphere and people. Everyone is so quirky and fun, it’s hard to get sick of it here!

My hobbies and interests: I am currently teaching myself how to play the mandolin and I also love to do embroidery, crochet and other little DIY projects.

Future plans after Purchase: One day I wish to move to the UK and live with my lovely boyfriend Oscar. The plan is to work in the West End as a costume designer or costume supervisor. Hopefully I can work in both New York and England so I can stay connected with all my friends.

What “Think Wide Open” means to me: To me, “Think Wide Open” correlates directly with the theatre world and collaborative process. If one doesn’t think wide open about new ideas and discoveries and keeps shutting down anything that may be too challenging, nothing substantial, new, or amazing will ever come about!