I’m Mia, I’m 20 years old, and I’m from in South East London. I’m a big fan of comic books, fancy stationery, Italian food and my cats. As a child, my parents and I watched films; one of my favourites was Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, a film that still I’ll always watch when it pops on the telly. Film has always been a major part of my childhood. My dad always put me in front of some old film I protested against but ended up loving. Film connects me to my family and to other people, which is why I have such fervour for studying it. My childhood favourites are Jaws, the Sound of Music, and all the Studio Ghibli classics.
I’ve always enjoyed drawing, one of my most treasured belongings is a clothing catalogue me and cousin drew together. My love of Art and Art History only grew in school where I got an A* at GCSE and A Level. Now at university, I am Social Secretary of the Reading University Fine Art Society and love organising events and the life drawing classes we run. My favourite artists change all the time, but I always love works by Artemisia Gentileschi, Marina Abramovic and Shirin Neshat.
My career goals are torn between my two passions: film and art. I believe I would make a fantastic film editor, and directing my own projects is a big dream of mine. I would also love to work in the art world, in the Tate Modern or Tate Britain, educating young people of the importance of understanding art and the history it tells, whether it’s about a group of people, a place or a time. I plan to do a Masters in History of Art after university and am excited to see where this will take me in my future.