Journalism means more to me than simply writing articles. It's a way for me to communicate with a mass audience, and in so doing, make a difference. I've been able to raise awareness on issues that are important to me — feminism, diversity, online learning and immigration.
After three years of writing and reporting for The ReMarker, I've created dynamic content and a meaningful connection with my audience. I've tried to develop my skills in every aspect of journalism so that I am able to tell the whole story as a writer, designer, photographer, videographer and distributor. Even the tiny but personal impact of a column is a force I utilize to convey feeling, play to the reader's emotions and hopefully make a positive change
But journalism is also a passion, and I enjoy the process of telling stories and working on a team just as much as I enjoy viewing the finished product. When I began my career on The ReMarker, I never expected the deep friendships I would form with the people I've worked with over the years. This was never more apparent than when staff members and I flew over the Dallas Metroplex in a helicopter — provided by Ross Perot Jr., one of our interview subjects for the Focus magazine — capping off our successful production of the Dallas magazine and sharing a once-in-a-lifetime experience with my friends and fellow journalists.
As a journalist, telling the whole story is a crucial concept to me. Whether talking to marginalized people and getting their perspective or digging into the facts to inform my community, I'm always searching for more to add to the story — the whole story.