I have Unfinished Business.
But with the help of my colleagues and readers, perhaps I’ll be able to take care of it.
In June 2008, at the age of 13, I started a Padres blog that I called “Unfinished Business.” For four plus years I faithfully wrote about the fate of my team, gaining a place in the Padres community and interacting with so many great people along the way. Today, I’m a 19-year-old community college student with aspirations to be a sports journalist. After I graduated from high school, though, my blog got sadly neglected as school and other obligations quickly took over my time.
But now my blog and I are back, this time in collaboration with two good friends and fellow Palomar students/Telescope editors, Colleen and Matt. I’m really excited to be starting this project with both of them – hopefully with the enormous talents all three of us have, we should be in for a good time.
This will be my seventh season as a Padres fan. Needless to say, it hasn’t been easy. I’ve seen some terrible, terrible games in my fan-career, but being a fan of the Padres has brought me so much happiness. I’ve gotten to meet so many awesome people and have so many wonderful experiences.
So as I mentioned, my writing career started around the age of 13, and my blog was the best thing that could have happened to my writing skills. I started attending Palomar College in my senior year of high school and took the introduction to journalism class, which is ironically where I met Matt. I’ve known that I wanted to be a sports journalist almost as long as I’ve been blogging. In Spring 2011, I joined Palomar’s newspaper, The Telescope, and took the position of assistant sports editor to Matt. It was an excellent semester of honing my writing skills and growing as a journalist. After graduating from homeschool high school, I continued with the newspaper that fall as the Sports Editor. I also took roles as Copy Editor and Managing Editor before becoming the Editor-in-Chief in Fall 2012, the position I hold today.
Along the way I’ve won nine journalism awards, ranging from first place in a sports writing competition to an honorable mention in copy editing. I’ve also done two internships, the first at U-T San Diego in summer 2012, and the second currently in the public relations department at the Rock Church.
I also love glitter, Les Miserables and Downton Abbey, photography, Kevin Kouzmanoff, and Pinterest.
I’m so looking forward to this new project and I hope you all will enjoy it as much as we are.
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