So I basically chose journalism because my parents, being the driven people that they are, made me take a career test and that’s what I got. Being an extremely analytical person who thrives on logic, journalism makes sense because the news is the truth and thats what you report. After having taken a few classes, my view of what journalism essentially is has been somewhat changed, but the core value of reporting the truth and the strong sense of duty to the public has not.
I first dipped my toe into the real world of journalism when I helped a local magazine over the summer with reporting about local stories in my hometown. From there I found an interest grow, and have since been admitted into the Grady College of Journalism and am pursuing a degree with a focus in magazine journalism.
Besides classes and all the required stuff, on campus I enjoy “buddying” for the Guide Dog Foundation on campus because, dogs. Duh.
I also work for a local boutique, DressUp, in downtown Athens because, free clothes. Duh.
The Wesley Foundation is another involvement of mine where I participate in a mentorship program for students because, Jesus. Duh.
In all seriousness, I truly enjoy spending my time being involved in these different organizations because they give me an opportunity to grow as a person, which in turn helps me to be a better journalist.
I am also minoring in Studio Art and am getting a certificate in Entrepreneurship, so if you’d like to see more of my work and a genius idea for an app, check out my website here.