They Call Me “Mellow Yellow”

Actually, nobody’s ever called me “Mellow Yellow”. Quite the contrary actually…

I’m a junior Broadcasting and Mass Communication major, and I’m really interested in taking on a Journalism minor as long as that is still feasible! Last summer, I worked as a Laker Leader for New Student and Family Orientation programs. I loved the experience, and I think it’s safe to say that the summer of 2009 was one of my best!

I’ve worked with Sports Information at SUNY Oswego for the past two years, which included working with the Men’s and Women’s hockey teams, as well as announcing the women’s softball games. As a softball player for thirteen years, announcing the home games reminds me how fortunate I was to play softball for so long and be successful at it. I also was a cheerleader in high school, and was avid in the Jazz Choir, as well as the Oswego State Singers during my freshman year at Oswego. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to sing. It’s something that I have always turned to no matter what.

I’m from a pretty big town on Long Island called Smithtown, and I’m the baby of the family in my house. My older sister Kristina graduated from Siena College in Albany NY in 2008, and my brother Carlo graduated from the University at Buffalo this past May. I’ve got a wonderfully wet-nosed fluffball of a poodle at home who does the “Cha-Cha-Cha” for treats and can jump from one person to another. You’ll hear about her more later on, I’m sure!

I also play guitar in my spare time, and I like to putz around on the piano when I’ve got the time, but I’m self-taught in both. I think that music is one of the most influential ways of expression for me because it gives me this secure and non-judgmental channel to say what I want to say. Maybe someday I’ll muster up the courage to play in front of a large crowd, but for now, my cheerleader bear and my studio mic are my most captive audiences…. :)

About the Author

Danielle Ferrara is a senior broadcasting and mass communication major from Smithtown, NY.
Email: ferrara@oswego.edu
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