Multimedia Journalist Passionate About Sports Storytelling
THIS IS MY STORY
Hi, I'm a journalism student at Texas Tech University graduating in May of 2019. I am honored to be graduating as the top student from the College of Media & Communication. I am passionate about sports storytelling.
Through my various internships in college - Texas Tech Athletics Communications, KJTV FOX34, and Texas Tech Athletics Broadcast Services - I found my niche. I began working with Texas Tech Athletics on their TV show, The Double T Insider, on FOX Sports Southwest. I worked as the content producer for a year on the show which included directing a team to produce two to three packages a week.
During the three years I have worked for Texas Tech Broadcast Services, my favorite moments were the times I was able to tell an athlete's story. I loved my time as the Double T Insider content producer because I was able to sit down and talk with our athletes and coaches to reveal a bit of the person behind the sport. One of my favorite packages to date is my "Day in the Life" pack with one of our volleyball players.
My hands-on experience at Texas Tech has afforded me opportunities to work with several editing software programs - most notably Adobe Premiere Pro. I have worked on packages from all sides of the project - shooting and editing, producing, and interviewing. I am comfortable using Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras.
Post-graduation, I am pursuing a career in sports storytelling - preferably in, but not limited to, college athletics. I would love to connect and learn about the industry, so please reach out!
equipment used | Canon MArk II C100, Adobe premiere pro
The Other side of the hill
Turning on the TVs, making coffee, answering phones, and delivering letters – the typical tasks of an intern.
Now imagine doing those tasks on Capitol Hill. A boring, stuffy experience working for the bigwigs who run the country might come to mind.
Jude Al-hmoud, Tristan Torres and Lyssa Bell would refute that statement.
The two current and one former Texas Tech students each spent a semester interning in Washington D.C. through the university’s Washington D.C. Congressional Internship program. During their time in the city, each said they found Washington D.C. to be exciting, fresh and driven by the younger generation.
Gender Exclusivity in Greek Life
Fraternities and sororities have been a facet of the college social life since the nineteenth century, and their existence has not been without objection. The Greeks have been criticized for hazing, binge and underage drinking, promiscuity – and now for gender exclusion.
Harvard University took a step towards a gender-neutral campus in December by implementing sanctions on unrecognized single-gender social organizations.
The policy, while not aimed solely at Greek Life organizations, forces fraternities and sororities to choose between remaining single-gender and forfeiting privileges associated with university affiliation, or becoming gender-neutral.