I am a professional and technical writing major at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. I am a junior. I attended Robert Morris university my first two years.
During the summer I live in Hollidaysburg Pennsylvania, and I am working to get an internship with the Altoona Mirror.
I am extremely committed to improving my writing and I try to make everything I write perfect as possible before I’m happy with it. For instance, I do a lot of creative writing (mostly novels and poetry). I finished my first book during my second year of college, and am working on my second one now. However I haven’t sent my first book anywhere yet in hopes of publication, and I don’t plan to until after I finish my third book. Not until then will I be ready to revisit my first book and revise it with the new knowledge I’ve gained through experience (and what I’ve learned in college). The lack of trying to shop around my first novel also meant that once I finished it I went straight to my second novel. I’m always trying to write new things rather than get harped on past assignments.
I play several instruments and try to watch a few classic movies a week and am always listening to new albums. The passion I have for music and art I best express through writing, which is why I hope to have a job writing about the arts one day. I also am obsessed with football so, despite being such a different field, I’d also love to do sports writing or coverage. I have scouting experience with the Altoona Curve minor league baseball team. It was a very helpful experience for me. It made me focus my sports writing on game film rather than sensationalism.