I graduated from the Academy of Art, University in San Francisco, CA this last December (2014), but the ceremony wasn't till June. And, yours truly was selected as one of two BFA valedictorians amongst over 4000 graduating students. So crazy. Because there were so many graduates, they divided the classes into two ceremonies, hence the two valedictorians.
So, that meant I had to speak to thousands of people packed in at the colossal Cow Palace in SF. It was nerve-wracking, and very emotional for me, but I think managed to knock it out of the park, after almost losing it in the first minute!
Thanks so much to all those who have supported me these last crazy five years. This was such an honor.