Alumni Stories: “Where Are They Now?”

The First Job I Loved

Amy Zahlaway talks about finding her professional confidence at AFH. (Photo by Patrice Vinci Salon)
Amy with the AFH Video Team in 2009.

“I was interested in combining art and work. I wanted to keep art as a part of my life. Besides AFH, I don’t know any other place that does that for teenagers.”

Amy expresses disbelief about her first week at AFH when she helped produce video content for Google. However, she admits her most memorable client job was Boston-specific — filming a concert at the Hatch Shell.

Jason Talbot, AFH Co-founder, was also Amy’s Video Mentor while she was at AFH.
Amy worked as an Assistant Video Mentor and a recruiting coordinator after graduating from AFH.

“I wish I could have told myself about people at AFH sooner. I wish I could have gone to my 10-year-old self and said, ‘You’re going to find a crew.”

“I always felt scared that I wasn’t going to fit in — all the typical stuff. I would tell myself to calm down, chill out, and wait a second. I’m going to find my path and people who encourage it.”



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