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Rebecca Kuhn

Name: Rebecca Kuhn
Major: Theatre Arts Studies
Graduation: December 2026
Instagram: studentoflife@_becks

I'm someone who hasn't quite decided who I want to be when I grow up. I think I move forward best when I focus on immediate interests and achievement, and if I'm only going off my interests, I'll go pretty much everywhere. Depending on my moods, energy levels, or what I'm currently learning you can find me pretty much anywhere. The basic rule of thumb is I like to experience things myself and "get my hands dirty" the most; though that does come with many hours learning to understand the conceptual nature of things first, which I also enjoy. So, keep a look out! I've also worked as a lighting crew technician for BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications for the last three years. If you're in the Music, Theatre Arts, or Dance Programs I've probably seen you as I run the big fancy lighting equipment.

What's the best-kept secret at BYU? Why?

The best kept secret at BYU is that everyone cares so much about you I know that sounds so cliché but it's true that BYU has so many programs to support students in so many ways. For example, first year experiences mentoring program, Career Services, Wellness Program, Kennedy Center Study Abroad, Advisement Centers, etc. Sometimes learning about these resources takes a couple deep dives on a website, paying attention to campus posters, or making an appointment with someone. There's seriously so many resources that are offered and it's amazing.

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your freshman self?

As a freshman I didn't understand that there is no such thing as "right" or "wrong" choice. You don't have to live up to anyone's expectations, including your own. I've learned just like in design; you need to think about what you want to do for something to be a "good" choice.

What has been the most significant plot twist in your life?

The most significant plot twist in my life has been my health struggles in college. I kept thinking that as long as I kept pushing and got through college, I could take care of them on the other side. Unfortunately, that had been my attitude my entire life. I've had to learn to listen to my needs, negotiate with myself, and balance my time between building a healthy life for myself and what I want to achieve in college and in my career. I learn to take care of myself, I can reach my full potential.

Why did you decide to join the Honors Program?

I've always been a bit of a renaissance woman, not particularly excelling in one area but both passionate and good at most things. The Honors program seemed like a way to keep various areas of research and academic interests in my life as I pursued other careers.

What has been your favorite Honors experience?

I have absolutely loved the brilliant community! It's been an amazing experience to meet so many lovely, kind and interesting people! It's been a community that's let me explore ideas, wonder at the world and fall in love with learning again as an adult going through college.

What is your next step in Honors?

I need to write my essay in the 320 Essay's class. And then decide what kind of research (or more likely project) comes next.