Believe it or not, I have a background in Journalism. As a high school student, I interned at the Newberg Graphic, where I was able to learn what journalism was like behind the desk. Unfortunately, I didn’t like using phones, which was one of the main ways I contacted people for my stories. So when I went to college the next year, I didn’t plan on becoming a journalist. But, I loved writing so I started to work for our college newspaper, The Crusader. I became one of the section editors during my junior year and wrote for The Crusader during my senior year as well. When I left to the Peace Corps, I only wrote for our NuScho newsletter one time. Most of my writing was dedicated to real live letters sent to and fro my family and friends. But when I returned to the U.S. after my two-year stint in Ukraine, I started to wonder more about journalism. Was it the career that would allow me to write and be happy? To find out, I went to graduate school at the University of Oregon where I earned my M.S. in journalism and interned for KLCC Public Radio.
Well, I haven’t actually ever figured out how to make a career out of journalism and writing though I have written a lot. Rather than a career in journalism, I’ve pursued a career in education. It seems that education allows me to impact students in a way that can in fact make the world a tiny bit better. I believe journalism has the same possibilities, which is why I know that my blogs and future articles I write may have a similar impact on people in our world.
For now, I’d like to share my rapidly aging portfolio of journalistic endeavors starting from 2001.
Tata for now.