Hannah Brennan Lamore
Hannah Brennan Lamore (BS' 12 Media & Cinema Studies; JD '16, Law)
Attorney, Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC
What is one of your favorite memories as a student in media studies, cinema studies, or media & cinema studies? (It could be a memorable class, professor, event, organization, etc.)
One of my favorite memories as a student in media & cinema studies is not in the classroom, but an internship that built on my classroom learning. In 2012, I was a communications intern with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, Ill. This was an incredible opportunity not only because I am a Lincoln lover, but because this was during the promotion of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. Various national and international media outlets visited the Museum, including the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum, and Conan O'Brien for Conan. I built on what I had learned in the classroom and I was able to bring need ideas back for my last semester of college.
What are some of your career highlights so far?
After I graduated from the College of Media, I went to law school. I have only practiced law for a few years, but my career highlights include doing hundreds off contested hearing/trials. Now, instead of being before a studio audience, I stand before a judge/jury.
What advice do you have for current students in media & cinema studies?
My advice to current students in media & cinema studies is to take advantage of every opportunity the college and the university have to offer. Visit alumni—on campus or at their workplace. Write for The Daily Illini. Serve as a College of Media Ambassador. Thank alumni for financial contributions and bring other bright minds to the college. Attend a lecture on campus; the variety of topics is unmatched. Take a cinema course even if you're a media studies major. Take a class with a Pulitzer Prize winner. You will never have the same opportunities!