New York Film Academy student Paquita Hughes was recently featured on NPR as part of a series on veterans in Hollywood. She served for 8 years as an air traffic controller in the Navy. After finishing, she decided to pursue her dream of making films.
Paquita is one of hundreds of veterans who choose to study at New York Film Academy. She completed a One-Year Filmmaking program in 2012, and is currently enrolled in a One-Year Photography program at the school’s Los Angeles campus. See Paquita share her story in the video below.