This is me!


Ciao! My name is Vanessa Hoppner and I am a senior journalism major at the University of Florida. I chose to study journalism because I love design and all that goes into making the media look appealing. I have always loved photography, and I am a huge typography nerd, but this is the first time I have gotten the chance to experiment with web design.

Although I love the idea of working in the art department of a big-time magazine, I have decided to pursue a career outside of journalism after graduation. After I finish my degree this summer, I plan to go back to school to become a physician assistant. And while it may seem like medicine is the complete opposite from journalism, the purpose of both is to help people, and that is what I want to spend my life doing.

In my free time I enjoy baking, watching college football and playing with dog Buddy. I also enjoy traveling, although I do not get to do it as much as I’d like. I’ve been to almost every state in the United States, but I have yet to venture outside of the country (actually, I have been to Canada, but that doesn't really count). I hope to one day visit Italy because my family is Italian-American and, of course, because they have the best food.