Melissa "Birdie" Jones has declared several majors over the years she has been attending The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), all in the hopes of one day landing a high-paying job. "I have actually been through about six different degrees from psychology to foreign languages to political science to nursing," she says with a laugh. "I couldn't find what I wanted to do for a career." One major she didn't consider, however, was communication arts, despite her longtime interest in both music and dance. And focusing on theater in particular? "Theater wasn't even on the table," she says. "I never looked at it as something I could make a career out of." All that changed, however, the night she met David Harwell, an associate professor in UAH's Theatre Department.