I’m a writer.
I’ve never been much of a talker, so of course I have a niche for the written word.
But seriously, I love to put words on paper to form a narrative, a visual picture, and a story for others to step into.
I have also worked as a staff reporter for the University of Memphis newspaper, the Daily Helmsman.
My journalism experiences have nudged me out of my comfort zone, as I dig into the narratives of strangers. I have gotten the opportunity to hear people’s struggles, their greatest victories, and sometimes their most afflicting defeat. I learn where they have been and where they intend to go, what they’ve lost and what they hope to gain, and who they are and who they want to be.
Being a journalist is truly rewarding.
I’m a right brain thinker.
I’m creative. I love to think outside of the box, considering things in different ways, and seeing the “artiness” in everyday life.
I love photography and am an avid Instagrammer. There’s something special about capturing the ordinary visuals of life through a lens.
As a journalist, I think it is important to be able to tell a story with words, as well as images.
I’m a traveler.
Some of the places I’ve visited are Costa Rica (where I studied abroad), Italy, France, Spain, Kenya, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Bahamas, and Amsterdam.
Seeing new places and experiencing the culture of a different place has really shaped the way I view my own city, my own culture, and my own life. It’s also humbling to be reminded of the enormity of the world, all the various types of people that live in it, and the story that each person carries with them.
Onward and upward, my friends.