I’m the Scripps Notes Editor for Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, the Assistant Design Editor for Southeast Ohio Magazine and a student at the Scripps School of Journalism.
I was previously employed as an intern at The Columbus Dispatch, an intern at Alabama Magazine, the News Editor at The Post and a Young Writer at The Huntsville Times. I have also been published in Expressions literary magazine and managed publications that won both state and national awards. Additionally, I served on the communications committee for the American Polocrosse Association.
True to the plight of the millennial, I fell in love with journalism thanks to a passing Internet fad.
As a high school student with no real ideas for the future, I took a chance and applied for a position at The Huntsville Times as a young writer. From there, I was responsible for writing an interesting story on a topic of my choice every other week. After struggling through a few stories on laptops in class and students’ opinions on extracurricular activities, I shifted my view to a trending Facebook fad: planking.
A couple hundred words, a failed planking attempt and a comical photo op later, I found myself teased on the front of a newspaper with a circulation of about 55,000.
From that point on, my heart has been hooked on journalism. From writing about roadwork to waking up at 2 a.m. to rush to a riot, I have a passion and a drive for bringing information to and educating the masses. As a city writer in a small, college town, I enjoyed taking issues that college students would normally ignore and explaining how something like a law about shoveling sidewalks applies to their daily lives.
I’m currently located in Athens, Ohio.
Header photo by Lucas Daprile