Dynamic journalist motivated by curiosity, interested in creating compelling, educational scientific and political journalism.
I am currently majoring in journalism at the University of Iowa, with a focus in sustainability and political science. So far in pursuit of my degree, I have made sure to enrich my academic life with work experiences that have allowed me to grow as a journalist.
Over the past four years as a student I’ve had many different journalistic experiences, from producing live talk shows on Iowa Public Radio, to launching social media campaigns for a prominent teenage magazine in London, to writing daily science news articles for NOVA.
Through these experiences I’ve become particularly passionate about political and scientific journalism. I think the ability to effectively communicate complicated ideas to the public is crucial to having a politically literate public, as well as having scientific discoveries gain the recognition they deserve.
I tend to be an adaptable person, as evidenced by the variety of internships and jobs I’ve had over the past few years. I am open to different experiences, learning new skills, and being placed in difficult situations. Even separate from the realm of journalism, I have been keen to try things outside my comfort zone, such as teaching primary school in Uganda for five months or working for a public transportation lobbying firm.