Hello! Nice to meet you. Glad you found me. When the time came to think about college, I decided that my career path would encompass either child psychology or journalism. Fortunately for all the young people out there, I opted for communications and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in user experience design. Since then, I’ve worked in the fields of journalism, communications, and user experience. I’m passionate about this work because the skills apply to so many areas which means constant challenge and growth.
The New York Times
While reading the Times along with my parents as a kid, I decided that my dream job would be working as the Op-Ed Editor for the organization. I liked how the Opinion section offered society a community forum for sharing differing thoughts and ideas on current events.
Edgar Allen Poe
My sixth grade year in school was definitely one of the best when it came to academia. The teacher, Mrs. Petersen, made every task a fun project. One of my favorite assignments that year was the Edgar Allen Poe newspaper. We had to take classic Poe tales and revise them into news stories.
Okay, fine. I never planned on covering a war from the front lines. As a young person, my thing was celebrity news and human interest. I found people, their lives and their stories interesting. As People combined everyday stories about everyday people with a good dose of celebrity dish, it was my favorite periodical. I still enjoy reading it today.
I feel passionate and inspired when working with words.Julie Stromberg