The first vehicle that Jusan Hamilton ever drove was a tractor, meandering around in his backyard in Ithaca. He was three years old. Now, less than six months after graduating from Ithaca College with dual degrees in integrated marketing communications and sociology, Hamilton spends his days rubbing shoulders with the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, and Matt Kenseth.
On August 28, 1963, people from different states, races, and creeds came together for the March on Washington, held at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Fifty years later, it was humbling to be on that same mall, among a diverse crowd of people—some of whom were returning to the scene of that historic event.
Some college seniors don’t roll out of bed until 11 a.m. Not me—for the third day in a row, I am up in time for sunrise. It isn’t because I love getting up early. It’s because I need the extra hours to get everything done. My voicemail is full and my to-do list is endless. I am exhausted, but I love it. Such is the life of an event planner.
From the time I could form a sentence and read a story on my own, I knew I wanted to be a writer. And after reading an article about global warming in eighth grade, I realized that I wanted to educate and inspire people through the written word. I wanted to write about the environment in a way that moved people.
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