Between baking banana pumpkin bread and studying lines for her role in Anchorage Community Theatre’s “The Trip to Bountiful,” UAA’s Jessica Sullivan is busy to say the least.
“I feel most satisfied when I am insanely busy, almost to the point where I can’t get anything done. I love having a super full life. I hope to accomplish everything,” Sullivan said.
One will often find Sullivan in her natural habitat, the UAA Fine Arts building. Most likely decked out in today’s latest fashions or keeping it classy in timeless ensembles, Sullivan has an avant-garde fashion sense on a broke college student budget — all the more accented by her iconic Stevie Nicks bangs.
“I love clothing at this age. Most of us are poor college students, and I love the challenge of trying to find cute clothes for a nice budget. I love the hobby of going out and searching through piles of rubbish until I find something I actually like,” Sullivan said.
Raised in small-town Skagway, Alaska, Sullivan sought to see the world and gleaned fashion inspiration from the many places she ventured.
“When I was 15, I went on exchange and lived in Denmark. I traveled throughout Europe and have sailed through the Caribbean. I think everyone in the world should just explore and see what’s out there. My travels have inspired my fashion sense. I’m totally interested in other cultures’ fashion, from Native American cultures to tribes in Kenya,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan studies Theater and Journalism. You can catch Sullivan in her performance in ACT’s “The Trip to Bountiful,” as well as in the student-made short films from the UAA digital film production class that will show this April in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.