Class of 2021: Annin Decker

Name: Annin Decker 
Hometown: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania                                            
Major: Strategic Communication
Minor: Film, Television and Digital Media
Class: 2021 

What influenced you to choose Texas Christian University?
From the moment I visited TCU as a high school senior, I knew that I was going to be a Horned Frog. I fell in love with the community, culture, atmosphere and the people. On my visit, I went to the TCU versus University of Oklahoma game which completely sealed the deal for me.  After experiencing the energy and excitement at a home game among the students and fans, I knew that this was the place for me to call home.  

What has been your favorite Film, Television and Digital Media (FTDM) class? 
My favorite FTDM class was History in the Movies with Andy Haskett. I loved learning about important milestones, not just in the U.S. but around the world. Being able to learn about these events through movies was such a cool and informative experience. I believe that I learned more from the films we watched than I would have just sitting in a lecture as the movies showcased the historical events in a more engaging way.  

What is your favorite thing about your major and minor?
My favorite thing about strategic communication is the sense of community it fosters. In strategic communication I am able to study and learn about the things I am interested in while surrounded by a supportive network of people, friends and mentors. What I enjoy the most about FTDM is that I am always learning new things and watching new movies that I otherwise would probably have never seen. Through each class I’ve taken, I have been able to build my understanding of the history of film, the evolution of film, film aesthetics and analysis.  

If you could live in any country in the world where would you live?
I plan to travel all over the world and live in many places. However, I am confident that I will find my way back to Australia and live there. I was fortunate enough to participate in an exchange program in high school where I lived and went to school in the suburbs of Sydney. I was immediately drawn to the people, the places and their way of life. It would be my dream to eventually find a job, settle down and live there for good. 

What is your favorite thing about Fort Worth? 
Over the past three years Fort Worth has become my home away from home. I love how Fort Worth is such a tight-knit community. Despite being a part of the DFW Metroplex, there is still a small town, Southern flair that makes this place so special.    

What would be your dream job?
I would love to travel the world and also do something in the realm of marketing communications. 

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