Majors: Journalism, Interdisciplinary Studies in Public Policy
Minors & Specializations: Religious Studies, Political Science, American Institutions
I have a lot of add-ons to my Michigan State University 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. I started with one class and ballooned this interest into a minor. In a graduate level journalism course I helped compile a booklet of “101 Things Journalists Should Know about Reporting on Immigrants” with my knowledge of religious diversity.
I’ve always had an interest in more serious topics and was immediately drawn to political journalism. I branched into political and public policy courses, turning that into a second major.
I graduated in 2011, and have been writing about policy and politics since then.