As a journalist for the past three years, I have come to understand the necessity of real-life experience. I have had jobs in journalism - writing and editing hard news and features - as well as internships in architecture and horticulture areas. I am also proficient in both PC and MacIntosh systems, and I know HTML, QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop and CAD. If your newspaper or magazine needs a intern to cover news, politics, business, architecture, design, or gardening, please contact me.

I am a third-year student at the Universtiy of Florida, majoring in journalism, minoring in English and taking classes in architecture and horticulture. My GPA is currently 3.67, and I will graduate May of 2001.

My work includes more than a year at The Independent Florida Alligator, the largest independent college newspaper in the country, as a writer and now as a city editor. We publish five days per week and have a circulation of over 35,000 at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Working at the paper requires editors to be in the newsroom more than 30 hours per week, in addition to attending classes.

During the summer of 1999, I interned with Southern Living magazine, where I wrote several articles for the garden department and several special interest publications. The executive editor also allowed me to put together the entire garden section of Lowe's Creative Ideas for Home and Garden, which the company produces for Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse. At Southern Living I learned about every aspect of magazine publishing, from researching and writing to editing and production.

I also have several years of experience in architecture. For two years I interned with two architecture firms, where I learned various CAD programs. I also attended the University of Miami Summer Architecture Program and studied architecture in high school for three years.

In this site viewers and prospective employers will find my resume, published clips and reference letters. Please feel free to contact me at zophia@ufl.edu.