Major: Journalism; Electronic Media & Broadcasting
Graduation: Spring 2020
Tell us about your current role
I am a Digital Content Producer for WLEX-TV in Lexington, KY. My day-to-day looks like; finding and writing stories to put on the station website, typing up reporter web stories, posting stories to social media, live streaming events through our LEX 18 app, and cutting clips from the broadcast to put online and on apps like Roku TV.
Co-curricular/Involvement activities in college
While at NKU I made the most out of every opportunity and became very involved! I started as NKU R.O.C.K.S. Vice President, became a Presidential Ambassador, Black Student Union Secretary, Orientation Leader, 2018 Head Orientation Leader, The Northerner Sports Editor, and a Nu Upsilon Black Women’s Honorary member.
Favorite NKU Memory
I have many great memories at Northern, but my all-time favorite was one that I haven’t told many people. During my time at NKU, I can honestly say that I somewhat made a name for myself. During the spring semester of my junior year, I received a special text message. It came from an unsaved number, the text was something along the lines of "Hey, I see SGA President flyers posted around campus. How can I vote for you?" It genuinely brought tears to my eyes. I knew I had made an impact on campus but for someone to blindly admit that they’d vote for me as student body president without hearing or seeing my platform meant the world to me. I wasn’t running, so I let them know how to find the candidates, their platforms, and where to vote! (lol). I later found out that the text was from an old childhood friend that ended up at the same college! That message solidified that even though I’m not able to talk to every student/friend I’ve made every single day, that someone is watching you and is influenced by what you do.
Advice for Students
My advice to students would be to go after that internship, job, and/or organization that scares you! I was scared to write for The Northerner at first because I had never written before but that opened up a world of opportunities and friends. I applied for a job at the Enquirer while I was still finishing school and that opened up a world of possibilities for me.
Just go after opportunities that will lead to growth and more opportunities, even if it makes you a little uncomfortable because you are meant to be there or the opportunity wouldn't have been given to you.