I’m a senior at St. Edward’s University, majoring in English Writing and Rhetoric and specializing in Professional Writing. My goals are to copy edit and freelance for a notable publication, but I hope to teach English in the future as well.
But I’m not just a student (thought, often times I feel that my stint in college will last forever). In a nutshell, friends say I’m an old soul. I’m a self-made coffee and tea connoisseur. I’m obsessively clean. I love to laugh, and I love making people laugh. I yearn to learn. I love anything to do with reading, the arts, traveling, or meeting new people. Most importantly, my family and friends are the wonders of my world.
For the past two years, I’ve been involved with several organizations that have helped me become a better writer and editor. I worked on the editorial board of Arete, the university’s student-run, award-winning academic journal. Beginning as an Associate Editor, I was promoted to Assistant Editor in 2008. My responsibilities included reading, editing, and evaluating over 115 submitted academic papers.
Currently, I’m Features Editor for my university’s student-run newspaper, the Hilltop Views. My responsibilities include pitching stories, recruiting writers, writing articles, and copyediting submitted pieces.
In addition to working as an editor and writer for campus publications, I’ve been published on several Web sites and printed in several newspaper issues, including the Statesman’s “Out and About” blog and on the Do512.com blog.
When I am not studying, editing, writing, blogging, or working, I’m sleeping and eating.
Oh, to be a college student.