By Kelsey Robbins
Dominique Scarinci insists that she had never done anything “interesting.” She simply explained that she is a 20-year-old STAC student from Yonkers, New York. Dominique admitted to having two older brothers “who kind of made my life a living hell.” They played rough with her but this could be why she is so driven in other areas of her life. At home her daily grind involves working almost every single day at the A & P shopping center. Suddenly Dominique’s face lit up after I asked her what her dream job was. Her response was “I want to be an executive producer for MTV, or any TV station, but working for MTV is my goal”. Dominique plans on hitting the ground running, considering she is already looking for internships at television stations such as VH1.
With this much ambition, you would assume that working in the entertainment business has always been Scarinci’s dream. Originally, Scarinci dreamed of working in forensic science, but quickly discovered that the field was not for her. Instead she switched to a communications major and so her dreams of being an executive producer were born.
As the conversation continued it become clear that Dominique lived anything but a boring life. At the age of 16 she had the opportunity to go parasailing in Hawaii. Of course she took the opportunity. Dominique described the experience as serene, calming and one of the scariest experiences of her life. She went up by herself and tried to soak in the glorious view that surrounded her when suddenly it felt as if she was free falling into the clear turquoise water. Fear gripped her as she plummeted closer and closer to the possibly shark infested waters. Luckily she once again started to rise back into the air. It turns out the operators were just trying to get her feet wet.
Dominique Scarinci has all the tools she needs to live out her dream, and the work ethic to achieve it. Although she claims to not lead an interesting life it’s apparent that she’s experienced many unique things. She has set high, distinctive goals for herself and shows no fear that she will not be capable of achieving them.