To me, journalism is about connecting with the world around you, finding interesting or impactful information, and sharing it with others. I’m still working on my journalistic ethics and practices, but they are very important to me. I also want to be a journalist that people feel they can trust, that can handle peoples’ stories with care and respect, and serve the community that I am a part of.

The idea of the journalist being impartial or ‘other’ from the community that it reports on is unrealistic to me. I don’t really know what I want to do with my career yet, but I want to share the stories of others as well as my own.