Young, Jill
Jill Young
Stamps Forty Acres Scholarship, supported by the College of Fine Arts
Forty Acres Scholars Class of 2020
Santa Clarita, CA
High School
Saugus High School

As a BFA acting major with a certificate in Creative Writing, am constantly seeking new ways to deepen my relationship with performance, film, writing, and comedy. Fellow scholar Emma Rappold and I co-founded a production company called Young/Old Productions, and we are completing post-production for our first feature film, entitled Dear Leo. I moved to LA in January 2020 to complete my BFA in Acting through the UTLA program. I look forward to pursuing a career in Los Angeles post-graduation. I have a gecko named The Mayor, and am working toward publishing a series of short stories.

BFA in Acting, with a certificate in Creative Writing 

Other Academic Interests
Filmmaking, Playwriting, Short Story Writing

Extracurricular Activities
Gigglepants Improv, SNAFU Improv, Young/Old Productions, Severed Toe Variety Show, American Pavilion Cannes Film and Business Program Internship, Evolving Strategies Social Media Management, Back From the Abyss Podcast Social Media Management, Intramural Soccer, Dark Night Play Reading Series, Prague Summer Writing Program

What drew you to the Forty Acres Scholars Program (FASP)?
The Forty Acres Scholars Program allows me to make meaningful connections with people from majors and schools that I would not otherwise have the opportunity to interact with. The alumni network, study abroad opportunities, and the supportive, creative, nature of the program distinguish it as a truly impactful scholarship program.