Sophomore Finds Her Purpose Through WFUV

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Sophomore Finds Her Purpose Through WFUV

(Courtesy of Sabrina Boyd)

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By Vanessa DeJesus

Sabrina Boyd, FCRH ’21, came to Fordham lacking direction but not ambition.

When she first came to Fordham, she wasn’t sure what her intentions were. However, she arrrived hopeful that the comprehensive liberal arts education would help her determine what paths she was meant to take.

“I really wanted to take advantage of being in New York City,” she said. “I am a theatre kid and a musician at heart, so the proximity to Broadway and the varying music scenes was probably what ultimately drew me to Fordham during the college decision process.”

Attracted to the history of New York, she moved across the country from Orange County, California by herself, which she said was a big deal.

“I moved around a lot growing up, but we had been living in California for the past six years,” she said. “Sure, we have Hollywood out in California, but I’ve always been much more attracted to the stage than the screen. I think having the opportunity to expose myself to the Mecca of live theatre and a central music hub was too much to pass up.”

A double major in history and communications and minor in music, Boyd said Fordham has helped her focus her passions into something as fulfilling as it is academic.

“I feel like my focus has shifted to a more academic route since I originally arrived, but I think I could do a better job at incorporating my creative interests into my daily life, and that is definitely a goal I’ve set for next year because I really don’t want to give up on those passions even though they aren’t necessarily my majors,” Boyd said.

She described her experience at Fordham so far as positive.

“This is going to sound ridiculously cheesy, but I have really learned a lot about who I am as a person by attending this school,” she said.

She praised the core requirements for helping her explore and hone her interests.

“I’d say so far my experience at Fordham has allowed me to reevaluate where I am and prioritize what’s important to me academically, career-wise and life-wise,” Boyd said.

She said she is passionate about many things and grateful that Fordham allows her to pursue those things.
“My biggest fear was having to give up on some of my passions when coming to college, and so far I am relieved to say that hasn’t really been the case,” she said.

She joined WFUV this year and credited it for bringing so many great memories to her Fordham career.

“I am most involved in WFUV, where I’m working in the sports and news departments,” Boyd said. “The experiences I’ve had and the skills I’ve gained through radio work have been so integral to my sophomore year.”

Boyd believes that working at WFUV is her most memorable experience this year. She said it has offered many opportunities and has the potiental to offer many more.

As her time at Fordham is nearing the halfway mark, she said she looks forward and is contemplating what her Ram legacy will be.

“I’d like to be remembered as intelligent, kind, creative, passionate, honest and hard-working in everything that I do…someone who is unique and has the potential to make a difference in people’s lives,” Boyd said.