Surrounded by the color and chaos of Northeastern University’s LGBTQA+ Resource Center two weeks before finals, Madi Williams explains that she’s always wanted to be a performer.
Williams, a 20-year-old sophomore, is technically working, but her work-study position only requires her to be physically present and enforce the center’s few rules, so she often studies or talks with friends. It’s one of two jobs she’s working right now, along with doing tech for two shows and preparing for a show she’ll be acting in this summer.
“It’s great because I have all these opportunities,” she says. “But last week I had to measure out every single hour of my day from Monday to Thursday. It was like, this hour period, I need to get this, this, and this done.”