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About Me

Originally from Pensacola, Fla., I got involved in journalism when I joined the staff of my high school's award-winning literary magazine, Camenae. While I contributed both creative writing pieces (poetry, prose, short stories) and photographs to the magazine during the three years I was part of its staff, I was also Camenae's resident grammatical stickler and, therefore, served as its chief copy editor.

Now a senior journalism major at the University of Florida, I have moved on to the "newsier" side of things; I work two nights a week as a copy editor at The Independent Florida Alligator, which has a daily readership of about 50,000.

My post-grad goals are short-sighted, for now: I recently applied to the Teach for America program, and if I am fortunate enough to be chosen, I will teach English in a low-income community somewhere in the continental U.S. If that doesn't work out, however, I plan to either continue with copy-editing or to move on to reporting for a newspaper or blog.

For now, I am focused on earning my degree and finishing out a great four years at UF. Go Gators!