Hi. My name is Amanda De La Cruz and I am a Theater Studies major which, in simple terms, just means that I’m an actress who wants to direct as well. I’ve been acting, technically speaking, since the 9th grade. However, I believe that someone born with a passion so strong that it becomes a dream catches themselves engulfed in their passion in what they do everyday: walking, talking, eating. I became an entertainer for two reasons: 1. The ability that an artist has over me, to change my life, my perspective, to move me through that art, that’s what I value. 2. The immediate desire to do that for someone else, that’s my motivation. I’m not saying that I’m capable of affecting someone in such a strong way right now, but so long as the possibility is out there, I’m going to keep trying to achieve it.