Major: Landscape Architecture
Hometown: Framingham, MA
Ever wonder how Walt Disney World always looks so pristine, despite the swarms of people who traipse across its properties every day? Jared Sell ’12 doesn’t. That’s because he’s been part of the team that makes the magic happen.
During his first summer internship at Disney, Jared worked in the horticulture department planting thousands of flowers and shrubs at the Epcot Center and Downtown Disney by the light of the moon, always finishing in time for guests’ arrival the next morning. He returned the next summer to intern with the professionals who conjure up the incredible landscapes that appear throughout Disney’s properties. In fact, Jared’s own designs transformed the guestroom courtyards into a royal gathering place at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside and the Royal Rooms Resort.
By the time he graduated, he’d already been offered a third internship at Disney, was hired as a digital media consultant at a Boston-based start-up company, and had taken his design interests indoors as an interior design graduate student at Suffolk University. It’s no surprise that Jared’s big idea is to design uniquely interactive educational landscapes —making a little magic of his own.