- Graduating May 2020
Major: Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Minor: Music Industry
“I’ve been writing since I was a kid, just for the fun of it,” says junior Peter Friesen.
Hailing from Richmond, VA, this WRTC major and music industry minor is starting his first year here on the Writing team! Before working here, Peter was a part of his high school’s literary magazine and newspaper. After discovering TAD through an alumni’s post on social media, Peter decided that getting some professional experience writing would be fun too.
When he’s not writing, Peter uses his creative genius to explore music! He’s been in bands since high school, loves learning new instruments, and enjoys writing songs and playing guitar for his current band as well. He’s especially interested in the production side of music like recording, hence the music industry minor.
Fun Fact: Peter was born in Thessaloniki, Greece! (He’s not Greek though; his parents were missionaries in Bulgaria and chose to use Greece’s medical care.)
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