Q&A: Non-traditional photographer chases dream degree

By Jennifer Ishcomer

Jennifer Ishcomer, photography major, hopes to work for National Geographic one day.

What are your hobbies?
Reading and scrapbooking.

Why did you go back to school?
I spent years taking care of other pe13327344_581885735351533_451592949130255818_nople, so this was my turn to follow my dreams.

Are you married?
Yes, this Oct. 25 it will be 13 years, and he is the love of my life.

What are three words describe  yourself?
Loyal, loving and kind

What do you want to do after school?
I would like to take a photo that matters to someone. I want to take a photo that will be important to someone in 20 years.

What is your dream job?
I would like to be a travel photographer for National Geographic or something like that. I want to take pictures of the world and show them to people.

What else do you feel passionate about?
Animals, I have three rescue dogs. I wish I could stop animal cruelty; maybe I could take pictures that would help that cause.

If you could live in a t.v. show, what show would it be?
Doctor Who. To me, he is the perfect hero. Smart and kind. I would run away with him to the stars.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A police officer. I wanted to help people when I grew up. I remember police coming to my house when I was a child to help my mom when my dad abused her. I wanted to help another family like they helped me.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would go to Ireland; I have always wanted to see it.