In 500 words...

picture of Jessica

I attend the University of Florida

I love being a Florida Gator. I'm pursuing a degree in journalism, and I am currently a senior. I'm not sure what I will do with my degree when I graduate. Finding a job within the communications industry is my number one goal. Due to the fact that I'm not sure what I want to do with my degree, I feel that I will be content working in communications. One area of journalism that has been of some interest to me is radio. I was given the opportunity to job shadow a morning talk show for a radio station out of Orlando. The experience was very rewarding and definitely struck a nerve of interest.

I am also a waitress at Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery. I have been employed with the company for three years, and in that time I have become a certified trainer.

When I'm not in school or serving the fine people of Gainesville, I'm with my two-year-old Australian Shepherd. His name is Simba, and he is the love of my life. We like to stay active, and if we don't he is bouncing off of the walls, couch and anyone who walks through the door.

Coding has proved to be quite a challenge for me. As I began this web project, coding was a foreign language. With time and practice, coding has become a little easier for me. It is very interesting to see how one missing letter or symbol can alter an entire web page.