Hello there, reader!
My name is Courtney Stucker and I am the Digital Producer for Simplex Stories. If you are reading this blog, that means you have probably done some poking around on our social media or website. Most of the juicy behind-the-scenes content you see on our pages is created by yours truly.
Now, let me tell you a bit about the behind-the-scenes in my life.
When I first came to Wartburg College, being a content marketing expert was not exactly what I had in mind for myself. I originally came to college thinking I would be a music educator or music therapist working with geriatrics populations.
As you can see, a lot has changed in the past three and a half years!
After a couple of weeks into my classes my first year, I could tell that I wasn’t loving a career in music as much as I thought I would. While I still have strong ties to the music and arts department and still greatly respect the work done by my music education friends, I wanted to try something new.
I wanted a career that would allow me to use my analytical brain in conjunction with my strong need for creative expression. I wanted a career that would always keep me on my toes.
I wanted a career that would allow me to boldly tell the stories of others.
Not long after switching my major to journalism and public relations, I fell in love with what I was doing. I soon made valuable connections within the department that helped me get four internships, leadership opportunities, and exposure to skills in design, writing, videography, and speech. Let’s not forget about the amazing friendships I have built with my fellow classmates and professors!
Fast forward to present day. I can now manage multiple social media marketing campaigns, create on-brand content, and build websites from the ground up.
When I do have time, I love being in the theater, playing piano, traveling, or cooking up delicious meals with my roommates!
I am incredibly lucky to be working with my fellow teammates on My People's Bones before we all graduate in the spring. Telling Maria’s story is important. All of us must do better to learn about the challenges of past Indigenous activists and bring awareness to their stories.
Make sure to continue following our pages for updates before our film’s premiere on April 14.