This Week’s Q&A is with…
Assistant Director of Alumni Outreach
School: Barnard College
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
What got you interested in Spec? I’ve always been interested in journalism, but I didn’t have a chance to do it in high school because I was involved in other activities. So when I came here, I was looking for a way to get involved in journalism. I walked past the Columbia Spectator office, (they have a sign right next to Pinkberry) and I thought it was really cool that they had their own facility. I learned more about it and how financially independent they are from the university and I thought it was a really cool way to get practical experience in journalism in a way that is unique to the Spectator.
What’s your favorite thing about being AD of Alumni Outreach? I’m relatively new to being AD of Outreach, but so far it’s been really interesting. I like interacting with both the younger and older alumni, and finding ways of bridging the gap (between them) is really important as we move forward with social networking and our long-term fundraising goals.
What’s your favorite thing about being a part of Spec? Spectator is great because they really welcome you in a variety of departments and you can try any aspect of the paper you are interested in, or several at once. I have done some news reporting in the past, and while I’m shifting towards alumni and becoming more involved in the outreach department, I think that it’s really cool to experiment with different parts of the paper.