By: Jennifer Mogensen
Geoffrey Cook is 20 years old and was born in Syracuse, New York. Cook is a junior at the University of Buffalo. He is currently a media studies major; however, he is considering changing his major to sociology. At this time he remains undecided.
Cook became interested in media studies after attending a series of film festivals in Syracuse. According to Cook, he would love to make films but is looking at the more realistic side of things now. He believes his future may lie in advertising.
UB is Cook’s first experience in public education. Cook has fond memories of his early education in his hometown. He spent his first 13 years of school in the Catholic school system. He spent the majority of his years at Christian Brothers Academy. According to Cook, he attended private schools not for the religious aspect but rather the quality of education. He believes that his life has been enriched from the experience.
Despite attending Catholic school, Cook is not Catholic. “Thirteen years of Catholic school will rid you of religion,” said Cook. He does admit to believing in a higher power and considers his beliefs most in line with the Presbyterian church. According to Cook, Catholicism is more of an organization than a faith.
Cook is enjoying his time in a public university and is looking forward to graduation.