Photo by Julia Alpern

“Every life is different because you passed this way and touched history.”

― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

I graduated from Ithaca College in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology, being named to the Alpha Kappa Delta international sociology honor society. During my years there I worked for and eventually ran The Ithacan, the college’s student-run newspaper, being named editor-in-chief as a senior. I and my editorial board navigated a tumultuous year, as the college went through significant unrest with a no-confidence vote against the president, anger over the campus’ racial climate, and on-campus protests.

While I recently moved to Onondaga County for work, I’m originally from the Utica suburbs in Oneida County.

As of this moment, I’m a community and events reporter, social media manager and intern coordinator at the Syracuse New Times.