Majors: Journalism, Interdisciplinary Studies in Public Policy
Minors & Specializations: Religious Studies, Political Science, American Institutions
I have a lot of add-ons to my degree because I’m interested in a lot of things. More importantly, I’m interested in writing about a lot of things.
Entering college in a post 9/11 world, I knew the importance of understanding a wide variety of religions for accurate reporting and appropriate interviewing. Since that first religion class it’s really become a passion of mine, and I look forward to learning the ins and outs of a different religion every semester. I also embrace the multiculturalism that comes along with this. In a graduate level journalism course I took, I helped compile a booklet of “101 Things Journalists Should Know about Reporting on Immigrants” with my knowledge of religious diversity.
As for the politics, I’ve always loved them. Color me a Newsweek subscriber since high school (although now I have the paid iPhone app). I’ve been reporting on public affairs and happenings at the state capitol for over a year now with insider newsletter Michigan Information and Research Service, and have also helped produce podcasts on political matters for that organization. I also wrote for Capital News Service and now serve as the technology manager there.