-Mary Zeran’s career path has been as colorful and abstract as the artwork she has been creating full-time over the past decade.She initially embarked on a prelaw, political science path at the University of Iowa. And then I realized that just wasn’t going to be my thing,” she said. “So I thought, well, I’ll go into journalism, because I like magazines.” So she switched majors. The UI Journalism School required her to have two minors. She chose art and something else she can’t even remember. Doesn’t matter. She took her first art class — and was hooked. “I knew that’s where I should be,” she said.
Afraid to tell her parents that she was switching her major to art, she was surprised when they were delighted. Turns out, she was following in her matriarchs’ footsteps.
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