I am currently a junior at Syracuse University majoring in Writing & Rhetorical Studies, where my creative writing skills flourish in expressing my own ideas and opinions. The entirety of my day is focused around a vast array of writing: essays, journals, social media, fiction, non-fiction and blogging. After graduation, I aspire to attend law school.
I am a staff writer for the university’s [completely student-run] newspaper, The Daily Orange. I attend personal interviews, press conferences and conduct my own research to produce exceptional articles in a very short amount of time. I can’t say enough how passionate I am about writing — I love what I do. It’s thrilling to see your own words and creativity published in black and white for others to read and enjoy. As both a writer and an individual, I am extremely dedicated to my work and take pride in everything I do to yield the best quality results.
Also, I have recently become a copy editor for Syracuse University’s student magazine, InterText, in which I am progressively mastering the skills of perfecting pieces to their highest potential of writing. Each week I review a multitude of submitted essays; sifting through the ones I wish to accept or reject, all the while possessing a keen eye for writers whom have a strong grasp on grammar, syntax and are explicit in detail. I devote hours each week to editing pieces, in order to ultimately transform such writing into flawless works of art. Amongst copyediting, I also create the design layouts for the accepted pieces, in which are eventually published in the magazine. This editing and design process entails deciphering between appropriate photographs, fonts, colors, themes and spacing—all prominent factors that contribute to a highly appealing spread for SU students and staff alike. My skills in both Photoshop and InDesign are very well developed through my time spent working with InterText.
Alongside being a full-time student and newspaper writer, it gives me great pleasure to say that I am a member of the D1 Syracuse University Cheerleading team, for both the Men’s Football and Basketball season. For 10 months, seven days a week, we attend mandatory practice, personal workouts, travel trips, home games, volunteer work, and special event showings. Through these experiences, I have ultimately mastered the skills of time management, and strong communication. Also, it has transformed me into a key player when working well in a group setting in order to reach a common goal.
Through cheerleading and constant traveling, it has allowed me to develop a true love for exploring different places, and meeting new people. Through my commitment to cheerleading and my strong-willed work ethic, my mindset has been strengthened into a focused, hard-working person in the professional field of writing and personal relationships.