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Student Profile:
Kristen Bossio ‘16

Why did you choose Siena?

Siena was initially on my radar because my mom graduated from here in 1987. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to come here because I didn’t want to copy her, but I (obviously) ended up choosing Siena and I’m glad I did! I love the sense of the community, the campus (being able to get anywhere in less than ten minutes is great), the small class sizes, and the
opportunities to get involved in a lot different activities.

Why did you choose to major in Creative Arts?

I’m actually a double major in Creative Arts and Computer Science.Theatre has always been one of my passions and I didn’t want to give it up when I went to college. One thing I really like about the Creative Arts major is how flexible it is - my main focus is theatre, but I’ve gotten to take classes in drawing, video production, and singing as well.

What has been your most meaningful experience at Siena/the Creative Arts Department?

I was just in The Drowsy Chaperone, which was my seventh (and most likely final) show on the Siena stage. It was the most fun I’ve ever had in a show. The cast and crew were all incredibly nice, hilarious, and talented people who I loved working with and the show itself made me laugh every night, even after two months of rehearsal. On top of all of that, we sold out every night on closing weekend, which was something I had never experienced before. It was the perfect show to (potentially) end my time on the Siena stage and I’m so glad that I had
the opportunity to be in it.

What has been your favorite class at Siena so far?

My favorite class actually took place in my very first semester at Siena. It was Acting I with Professor Paul Ricciardi. I learned so much about acting technique during that class and it has helped me throughout the rest of my semesters at Siena. I still use the monologue that I worked on in that class for auditions.

Kristen Bossio ‘16

Kristen Bossio

Class of 2016

Creative Arts Major

Pittsfield, M.A.