While I didn’t quite realize it at first, I have been interested in journalism since I was very young. Every morning I would run down the driveway, grab the Philadelphia Inquirer and open up the sports page. I was fascinated by the different articles they wrote, all the nice pictures and the various charts and graphs explaining stats and other news from the day before. The numbers especially fascinated me and continued to gravitate me toward sports.
Fast forward over a decade, and I was writing about sports for my high school’s newspaper and applying to colleges with an intent to study journalism. At Lehigh, being a writer and editor for The Brown and White was one of the most fun and rewarding experiences of my entire life. But journalism isn’t really about picking up the newspaper every morning anymore, it’s about other things like social media, infographics, photos and videos. While at Lehigh, I improved my skills in all of these areas in an attempt to become a well-rounded writer/editor.
I am applying these skills as an associate editor for Matrix Medical Communications, a medical publishing company, which has given me experience working in a completely different aspect of the communications field and help diversify my skill set. It has also allowed me to hone my data analytics skills and apply it to all aspects of the company, an aspect of business that I’ve become especially passionate about in recent years.