My name is Josiah Mielke. I am 21 years old, I’m 5’10, I weigh 150 pounds, and I currently live at 9121 NW Windsor Drive in Johnston, Iowa. I have a mom and a dad, Annie and Chris Mielke; my mom works as a Guidance teacher at Beaver Creek Elementary School, and has also acted and taught summer classes at the Des Moines Playhouse, and my dad works with computers at Drake University, and has played drums at Westchester Evangelical Free Church. I also have two younger sisters, Jordan and Joy Mielke. Jordan is currently a freshman at Grand View University, learning the wonders of art. Joy is a sophomore at Johnston High School.
Over the years, I have attended numerous schools to achieve my education, most of them being in Johnston, from Lawson Elementary School, to Summit Middle School, to Johnston Middle School, and finally, Johnston High School, where I graduated in the spring of 2014.
At Drake University, where I am currently attending college, I have been learning a lot, especially in the arts of music and technology. I am a musician, having played piano since I was little, and tuba since fifth grade. I have a love of all things electronic, from my laptop computer to today’s hottest computer-animated movies. Currently, I am majoring in Electronic media with a minor in music. After I graduate college, I hope to make computer-animated movies with Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. The minor in music will help me continue my passion for music as well. Then, if being a filmmaker doesn’t work out, I can still help make movies by playing in the orchestra.
As an avid animation fan, I really enjoy watching movies. I can memorize almost everything about them, from the stories to their release history, to little things like the pop culture references I read are in them.
I also enjoy reading, swimming, sports, driving, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and family. My favorite fast-food restaurant is McDonald’s, where I currently work helping customers by taking orders and working at the drive-thru. My favorite food overall is pizza, and my favorite places to visit outside Iowa are Walt Disney World and Disneyland.