Hello Uzeeum visitors,
How are you feeling today? Awesome? I figured!
My name is Amber Deaton and I am a new addition to Uzeeum’s 2016 internship family! Although I was born in California, I adapted the title of a “New Yorker” at the age of 9, when my family moved to Queens, New York in hopes of better job opportunities. Since I can remember, I have always been full of excitement, eagerness, and curiosity, (which can sometimes get the best of me)! My passion has always been in singing and songwriting because not only has it allowed me to pretend to be Beyonce in the mirror, but it has also given me the freedom to express what I can’t say in simple conversation. Singing to me is like coffee to most New Yorkers, I need it!
When I am not singing or writing the next hit single, I am cooking, finding a dog to pet, or binge watching a television series until 4:00am in the morning. In fact, I just finished a series called “NIKITA,” and cried for 20 minutes straight afterwards because I could not figure out the next step in my life (no worries, my broken heart has healed). On the contrary, now that I think about it, I think I can add “complaining about my professors” as one of my new found hobbies as well, it takes up a quite large chunk of my time.
Thinking of where I want to be five years from now is somewhat scary, but exciting at the same time. I wouldn’t be surprised if five years from now I was still buying tickets for my favorite museum, The Hall of Science, or trying to convince my best friend to join me as I pose all sophisticated in front of Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” in MoMA. I do believe, however, that five years from now I will be working for Black Entertainment Television as a Human Resource Specialist and Talent Developer. Sounds like a job you’re interested in? Maybe I’ll be the one to hire you! See you at the top!