The three part series, Desiderata, explores the dreams and desires of students at Truman State University. I was curious about what gets Truman students up in the morning? What keeps them going? What are they working toward?

I grabbed a camera and set up a few meetings with the intention of starting and capturing intimate conversations. For each of the twelve students I interviewed, I asked them three main questions:

  1. What do you desire, why, and how will you make this a reality?
  2. Tell me about your inspiration.
  3. What is a quote that keeps you going, or a mantra you live by?

The goal was to share a glimpse of reality – what do students of Truman State University desire? Why do they do what they do?

Also be sure to check out part 2 and part 3!

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Roxanne is the videographer at the International Student Affairs Office. She likes things upside down, inside out, and out of the box.

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