After working as a pharmacy technician for a while, Ayal realized that it was not what he wanted to do. He needed a new direction in life. Therefore, he decided to go back to school. Being able to improve himself and his professional resume is a goal Ayal has had and knew that a degree would help him achieve just that.

Ayal was not sure what college he wanted to go to or for what degree. However, the deciding factor for him was when he visited the Center for New Media. The control room and the TV studio were so impressive that it reignited his passion for media production. Seeing the facilities helped him choose Middlesex Community College as his school.

A couple of years ago, Ayal moved from Israel to Connecticut with nothing. He had to work hard in order to keep up with a culture he knew little about. Getting used to a different environment was tough, but Ayal was ready for the challenge. He had not attended school for many years and had never experienced the American school system before. Ayal knew it was going to be a hard battle, but it was something he had to do in order to better himself and reach new goals. Thus, through sheer tenacity and the help of the faculty at Middlesex Community College, he went from never writing an English essay in his life, to becoming a member of the Honors Program on campus, a classroom assistant in the English department, and an English tutor to other students.

Presently, Ayal has maintained a high GPA that puts him in the Dean’s List, and he has also received several scholarships for academic achievement. He has also volunteered on and off campus. He is also very excited to take the Advance Editing class next semester.

After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in studio media production. He is interested in a fast-paced media environment that will challenge him and push his abilities.

In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering at the Trail of Terror in Wallingford. It is a non-profit haunt organization that donates to local charities. There, he gets to let his creative side flourish. Ayal also likes to watch movies, TV shows, read books, and play video games. His favorite genres are Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy.

Check out his portfolio: http://ayaljrozen.com/