Theo Merrill attended PVPA from 2009-2015, where he concentrated in Theater, and acted as Artistic Director of Headgear and a witness on the Mock Trial team. Since then, he’s been at Colorado College, where he’s set to graduate from in May. At Colorado College, he majors in Political Science with a focus on rural-urban relationships and nuclear weapon strategy. He just returned from a solo research trip to Ulanbaatar, Mongolia to study the former, and recently attended the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs at West Point to discuss the latter with military and civilian leaders. In his spare time, he serves as the Artistic Director of the Colorado College Theatre Workshop, a student-run organization which funds and produces original student theatre, is an active member of the school improv group, and is currently playing Cominius in a production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. He currently works in the CC Admissions office (anyone interested in going to school in Colorado — get in touch!), spent last summer working on a successful Congressional campaign in Minnesota, and is seeking work on a Presidential campaign after graduating. The creativity and independence fostered by his time at PVPA has been invaluable throughout college — from finding outside-the-box solutions to problems in class to learning that it is possible to focus on both the arts and academics.