- Ventura US-CA
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1. Roots & Shoots
I volunteer with the environmental service organization Roots & Shoots, doing clean-ups at local parks and beaches and volunteering at the Ojai Raptor Center.
I have played the violin for 6 years and perform in recitals twice a year.
I think that integrity is the most important quality to have as a journalist. Writing and other skills can be taught and improved, but a publication will not succeed or receive respect without integrity. It builds community and loyalty, and it's what makes journalism so important in any society or culture. Journalists are meant to hold people and the government accountable, which is impossible if the journalists are not holding themselves accountable as well. I have always worked hard to make sure that I and my staff report honestly and ethically for the Dragon Press. I think the time when that was really put to the test for me was when I worked on the slut-shaming article because it is a topic that I am very passionate about and I had to make sure that I removed my own opinions from my reporting, especially when interviewing people I didn't agree with.
I am employed by the City of Ventura as a camp counselor at Camp Ventura. I work primarily during the summer months
Served as News and Features reporter for three years, Features Editor for two years