Experiencing the Experience
I joined my school's media program, VISTAj, during my sophomore year. Since then, I've had a good understanding of my goals in life: to tell stories that matter.
Though I originally joined the journalism staff as a writer, I've developed into a broadcast journalist, a designer and a photographer. In three years, I went from being the typical slacker student to winning the Dorothy Greer Scholarship for Colorado Journalist of the year. I was later awarded runner-up for National Journalist of the Year.
To me, it's completely unreal.
All of this is largely thanks to my high school adviser, Mark Newton, and all of my co-editors and staffers from Mountain Vista. My commitment to journalism and the media program at my school, which I served as co-editor-in-chief of, was a result of other people putting faith into me to get things done.
I couldn't imagine going a single day without using everything I know to tell the stories that matter.
I'm currently a photography intern for CHSAANow.com and an editorial intern for 303 Magazine's music desk.
I like to report on politics, sports, movies, concerts and whatever else all the buzz is about, but it all comes down to one thing: Reporting and recording the moments no one wants to let go of – capturing (and experiencing) the experience.
Journalism student, political activist and, most importantly, full-time journalist.
"If your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon." Tom Stoppard