Joined in August 2017
I am an approachable, well-organized and flexible senior at Drew University, working to get my Bachelor’s in the spring of 2017. I am an English major with a double minor in writing and medieval studies. My goals are to go into the publishing, local news, or broadcasting industry and become a writer of fantasy. My thirst for writing and publishing was first developed when I craved fantasy books. I loved reading fiction and fantasy literature, namely Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Gordon R. Dickson’s The Dragon Knight series, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series. I often read those books so many times, it became irresistible and furthered my hunger for books. I loved the work, developed my writing skills, eye for details, format and diction and gained an understanding for what it takes to be a phenomenal writer. Additionally, my passion for news mainstream and comic-driven productions was honed when I watched news stations such as Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton as well as the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report. I loved the news stream and comic satire with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. I would often watch the news and even considered the possibility of becoming a journalist after being recommended by a college friend to join the local newspaper. At first, I hadn’t given journalism much thought. I had been a recipient of the Adele DeLeeuw scholarship and was fascinated by her work as a writer and journalist, that after careful consideration I opted to write for Drew’s local newspaper. My hobbies include free writing, reading, singing, fitness exercises, rugby, doing medieval reenactments, stage combat, staying involved within the Drew community and pet-sitting from time to time. Also, I'm a sucker for TV shows like Grimm, How to Get Away With Murder, Game of Thrones, Real Time with Bill Maher and Vikings.
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