I got into journalism by mistake five years ago when I was forced to decide between taking an auto mechanics class or working on the high school newspaper staff.
Choosing the school paper was perhaps one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I haven’t looked back since. Maybe it’s the excitement of a new challenge every day or my insatiable appetite for always wanting to know first,but the profession has always kept me coming back for more.
As a reporter,I have witnessed events that few others could imagine and have the opportunity to relate those experiences to my readers. Since my days at the South Fork Side newspaper,I have interned with the Stuart/Port St. Lucie News on the metro desk as well as writing for the Independent Florida Alligator in Gainesville,Fla.
I am currently interning with Scripps Howard News Service in Washington,D.C.,while enrolled at the University of Florida in Gainesville. My main area of interest is government and politics. I am also interested in working for a news magazine in the future.
After graduating with a journalism degree from UF,I will be seeking a job in Spring 2004.
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