Ichose journalism in my senior year of high school as I fully realized the importance of being informed and “in the know.”
As a young woman living in a world of endless opportunities, understanding how the world and how people work helped me achieve my goals.
Coming into my second year of college at Boston University as an associate campus news editor, I’ve gained some journalistic experiences. With each of them, I found an adventure.
I joined my college’s newspaper in freshman year as a staff writer. It interviewing important men and women, talking to random civilians, working under tight deadlines.
However, as challenging as it was, I met really interesting people, went to places I never thought I’d go and learned something new in each and every step - making the experience beautiful and lively.
My most recent story was my shooting of a man near campus. – and went to the top of my most-exciting-things-I’ve-ever-done list.
I got to work alongside professional journalists, state scared most of the time I was on scene, but the excitement it entailed was worth the fear.
Another thing that’s awesome about journalism: It is never boring.
Most importantly, through my writing, I found the power to educate people - to make them think or feel.
Furthermore, I educated myself - I make myself think, feel and question why and how because there will always be an answer.
You’ll never be entirely sure where that one answer might take you. All I know is that it will take you even further and you will go far.
For the future, I hope I’ll be able to continue doing this thing that I love, from New York City or the Middle East.Wish me luck!