The time came to apply for college. I put together a portfolio with my Photoshop work, experiments in After Effects, and a little bit of 3D.
What I didn't realize when I got to my freshman year, well, I was a little bit older, I was 20. Most people were 18 and they had no idea what they wanted to do. I discovered I was a little bit ahead of the curve. Also, I knew that I'm not a citizen here, so in order to stay, it would be performance-based. With that in mind, and going back home to Tobago not being an option, I hit the ground running. During college, I had four internships.
That first summer of 2012 when I moved to New York, it was an interesting feeling. One of being overwhelmed, but also super excited, and so hungry to do whatever to make it. I was a college student, broke, sleeping on a mattress of my mom's friend's living room. And I didn't care. It was a matter of keeping that momentum.