Who I Want To Be

I've been telling stories since I was 2 years old. My mom's scrapbooks are filled with letters, poems, stories and books bound with yarn and paper grocery bags. Ever since I could read "Corduroy" on my own at the age of 3, I haven't stopped. I literally carry a book with me wherever I go. My dad used to joke that the only reason I wasn't born a day earlier was because I kept telling the doctor I "just had one page left" - my signature phrase to buy more time with a book.

I know, without a doubt, that I want to work with words. I am pursuing internships and, eventually, careers in the following fields:

Publishing

When I was in kindergarten, I told my teacher that when I grew up, I wanted to do every job that I thought had to do with the production of books - author, illustrator and librarian. Now that I'm older, I realize that there is a lot more that goes into the publication process, but I still want to be involved.

I am currently applying for internships with publishing houses. I would love to work as an editor - working closely with the author from idea to final publication.

I am also interested in being a literary agent. I think representing new, up-and-coming authors as they go through the publishing process would be very exciting.

Journalism

While I love to read, my real passion is writing. Journalism is such an exciting career because it is constantly changing. One of journalism's biggest draws for me is the fact that I could learn something new every day, exploring all of my many interests. I could write about medical advances, technology, politics, entertainment, education - the ideas are endless. The technology wave of the past decade has also made journalism a more exciting field than ever.