2018 College of Fine Arts Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher, Cece Otto

April 27 2018

Every spring the College of Fine Arts selects an Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher, recognizing them for their academic achievements, artistic and/or scholarly accomplishments, and their commitments to the College of Fine Arts and the University of Utah. Get to know the 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher, Cece Otto.

Name: Cece Otto

Majors (including emphases) and minors: Theatre- Actor Training Program

Hometown: South Jordan, UT

Three words that describe you: Enthusiastic, Determined, Bold

Favorite CFA class or teacher: Robert Scott Smith- for agreeing to be her UROP mentor, and for the constant encouragement in all her pursuits

Most memorable moment at CFA: Returning from the Edinburgh Fringe and performing her senior project for her friends and family

One thing you learned at CFA: The ability to accept criticism

What inspires you: Friends and family

Summary of major accomplishments both on and off campus:
• Performing her original piece, Hyperthymesia, at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, and the East to Edinburgh Festival in NYC
• Being a Big Sister for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Utah
• Being a TA for the Sophomore movement class
• Completing an internship with Pioneer Theatre Company, including being an understudy for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
• Serving as the Marketing and Outreach Intern for UtahPresents throughout my Junior and Senior year

One sentence that describes your work: Cece's work is physical, dynamic, and always demonstrates her passion for performance.