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Alumni of the Week: Jameel Cooper

By Quedus Babalola
Staff Writer

Jameel Cooper (‘17), who graduated last May with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, launched his own photography business, Dreamers13, at the end of August, Dreamers13. Cooper will also be returning to the Navy in March 2018.

Photo by Quedus Babalola

Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m originally from Brooklyn,NY.
Q: Did you transfer to LIU Post or did you start here?
A: No I came here for my freshman year but I took a year off to join the Navy, so that’s why I graduated a year late.
Q: What year did you join the military?
A: Spring of 2015 and I came back spring of 2016.
Q: What do you do in the Navy?
A: I’m an information technician in a force protection unit.
Q: You studied psychology while you were a student here. Why did you choose psychology?
A: I chose psychology because I love understanding how people work and why they do what they do. I wanted to learn why people were easily manipulated, i’ve watched too many of my friends and family get manipulated into situations they can’t get out of.
Q: You were a psychology major, SO what drew you into photography?
A: My friend Tia Greene, the former photo editor of the Pioneer, let me take pictures with her camera and then they ended up in the school’s paper, The Pioneer, and I felt accomplished when I saw my pictures in the paper.
Q: When did you launch your photography business?
A: Late August.
Q: What type of photography does your business handle?
A: I handle all types of photoshoots needed, weddings, parties, personal and even professional.
Q: Can you be hired for events?
A: Yes I can be hired, I can be book either by email or Instagram, it’s 50 dollars for photoshoot and 15 dollars for editing.

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