Community Producer, TribLocal (Chicago, IL)
My high school’s college counselor scolded me once he found out I had only applied to one college: Marquette. That’s not the way you’re supposed to apply, I was told. But once I visited Marquette and the College of Communication, I felt like this is where I fit, from the classrooms to the Tribune newsroom. I was told once that I’d learn more in the newsroom than in the classroom and it’s so true. From late nights putting together the Tribune to the newsroom I’m in now, it’s a constant learning experience.