My standard reply: “I want to write and get paid for it.”
Since graduating in 2006, I’ve been lucky enough to do just that, currently as assistant metro editor and projects coordinator at The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill., and a freelance journalist, writer, editor and researcher.
I have a B.A. in creative writing and a B.S. and an M.S. in journalism, all from Illinois, and I’m a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors.
For more details on my professional career, please check out my resume.