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My goal is to work in the news industry, whether through the online or print medium.

Work experience

Jan 2009Present


North East News-Journal

During my Spring 2009 semester, I interned at the North East News-Journal. The small paper serves Erie's neigboring city, North East.

There, I wrote business profiles, answered phone calls and helped customers, and took photographs.

Sep 2007Present

Staff Writer /Head Copy Editor / News Editor/ Web Editor

The Behrend Beacon

In September of 2007 I joined Penn State Erie's student newspaper, the Behrend Beacon. I first worked as a staff writer, not getting school credit. Then I joined the official class, continuing as a staff writer. The next year, I worked as a copy editor. I eventually became one of two news editors and also the Web editor. I am currently the paper's head copy editor.


I'm teaching myself HTML and CSS while taking a class covering these topics.
I have had many of my photographs published for The Behrend Beacon, Penn State Erie's college newspaper.   My photographs are featured on Flickr (
News Writer
I worked as a contributing writer and then staff writer for The Behrend Beacon, Penn State Erie's college newspaper, during the Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 semester. I still contribute articles.
Copy Editing
I was the Head Copy Editor of The Behrend Beacon, Penn State Erie's college newspaper, for the Fall 2008 semester.


Aug 2005Present


  • Communications major, Political science minor
  • Blue and White Scholarship recipient (Fall 2005)
  • Dean's List (Fall of 2007, Spring of 2008, Fall of 2008)
  • GPA in Major: 3.75 - Cumulative GPA: 2.95
  • Work at college paper, the Behrend Beacon, since fall of 2007 (staff writer, head copy editor, news editor)
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2010

Examples of Work


Tracy Jones

Kim Young

Faculty advisor for The Behrend Beacon.