Larissa graduated from Hope College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts with a degree in violin performance. After graduating, Fall interned at the Grand Rapids Symphony as a Concert Production Intern and that turned into an operations coordinator position. While working at the Grand Rapids Symphony, she remained active in her love for the violin by playing with the Holland Symphony Orchestra, Vintage Parlor Orchestra and Charmante String Quartet. In 2017, Fall took the role of Publicity Director for the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck. Just last month, Fall is back at Hope College with a new position as the office manager for the dance department! We are excited she is back on campus.
- What was an impactful experience you had as a student at Hope?
- One-on-one work with professors and the access to Christian community and theology.
- To you, what makes Hope special?
- The excellent education within a small-knit community of people that care about each other with a Christian-based focus that is available to but not mandated for all students.
- What is your current job title? In your own words, describe what you do.
- Office manager for the dance department and Dow Center at Hope College. Previously the operations coordinator for the Grand Rapids Symphony.
- What do you love about your chosen career?
- I love working behind the scenes to bring the arts into the public’s eye. I love supporting creators administratively.
- What was your favorite food at Phelps?
- Ethnic/cultural selections
- What is a relationship that started at Hope that remains in your life today?
- My friendships with girls from my cluster in Dykstra Hall and my professional relationship with my violin professor.
- Which class would you want to retake if you could? Why?
- My music classes were all valuable, as well as my senior seminar class with Stephen Smith.
- What is your hope for Hope’s future?
- That Hope College continues to remain rooted in its Christian values and foundation as it impacts the world by sending off global leaders.
Hope College is proud to honor Larissa Fall ’14 with the 2021 10 Under 10 Award. The “10 Under 10 Awards” honors emerging leaders who are making significant contributions by living out their callings; engaged in the local and global community through professional and/or volunteer involvement; and use their education to think about important issues with wisdom and clarity, communicate effectively to bridge boundaries that divide human communities and act as agents of hope living faithfully into their vocations. Designed for alumni who are within 10 years of graduation, they are presented by the Hope College Alumni Association. Make a nomination today!