Lisa Joy, a former student of online instructor Scott Myers, was hired as a staff writer for the new ABC series Pushing Daisies. “Lisa’s a real talent who earned a BA from Stanford and a law degree from Harvard,” says Scott. “But while going to school, she kept alive her dream of becoming a writer.” Scott stayed in touch with Lisa throughout the years, encouraging her to keep writing even as she earned a six-figure salary as an attorney. Lisa wrote a spec script for Veronica Mars, got it to the right people, and good things started happening. Scott says Lisa has the whole Hollywood package. “She’s a young, strong writer with a fantastic personality. I wouldn’t be surprised if she becomes a mega-success.”

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