I’ve always loved the written word, but I didn’t want to be a writer when I was young. I wanted to be a veterinarian. But when that dream ended, I decided I was going to write. I enrolled in every English class my high school had to offer, and walked away with the English award on Senior Night.
My love for the English language eventually lead me to Missouri’s School of Journalism, where I was privy to a first-class education that made me word-obsessed. Not only am I now a polished writer, but I’m also an editor.
Thanks to the famous Missouri Method, I’ve had the experience needed to launch into the journalism industry:
- My very first reporter experience at MU outside of the classroom took place at The Free Tiger, a student-run, online-only venture.
- I walked away from my internship at 417 Magazine with about 20 clips to add to my portfolio. I also held an internship at Inside Columbia Magazine.
- I learned the importance of covering a beat as well as on-the-spot reporting at The Columbia Missourian. That semester, I wrote features, obituaries, day-of news stories and blog posts.
- My love of magazines and editing lead me to my capstone, which took place at Vox Magazine. As a department editor, I worked closely with writers, developed story ideas, edited features, came up with sell lines, wrote blog posts, worked with social media and uploaded content to the web.
- As a freelance writer and editor for Soapbox Media, I’ve gotten to know the city that I live in, one story at a time.