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Jessie Drago

Jessie Drago

National Geographic Channel

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Jessie's work combines: Environment & Nature, Television, and Communicating / Sharing Stories

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Day In The Life

Production Technician

Watch shows that come in from production companies & determine what needs to be fixed for broadcast

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Holy Name

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Film/Cinema/Media Studies

    American University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Media Programming Directors:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Film/Cinema/Media Studies

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Got a Job as an RA.

  • 2.

    Got an internship at the National Geographic Channel.

  • 3.

    Transferred to my dream college after sophomore year.

  • 4.

    Got a job after graduation at Nat Geo.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    You won't last two weeks in college, you end up right back here living at home for the rest of your life.

  • How I responded:

    Strike out on your own, work hard and believe that you can do it. Don't listen to anyone tell you you can't do it.