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To my grandfather’s commanding officer:

I want to thank you.  I don’t know your name, or where you are, but I hope your existence is peaceful.  What I do know is that you told my grandfather “no” three times. In doing so, you saved his life.  What I know is that my grandpa was a young, confident member of the… Continue reading To my grandfather’s commanding officer:

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Back to School: I tried Zumba! 

The end of summer is a bittersweet time as I look forward to fall and am forced to gear up for yet another busy semester at IUPUI. Unlike in past months, my fall semester includes seven courses and fifteen hours spent working in an office for one of my scholarship programs. I have a lot… Continue reading Back to School: I tried Zumba! 

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Student commencement speaker Amber Kriech discusses her path before and after graduation

Click here to read my most recently published article, where I had the opportunity to chat with IUPUI's 2017 commencement speaker, Amber. It was an enlightening interview for me as an ambitious young professional and future graduate!

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Dear alumni, you are an inspiration

In the past few weeks, I have been fortunate enough to speak with some members of IUPUI's class of 2016. One of those interviews formed the basis for my article Catching Up with a Recent IUPUI Grad, and was particularly inspirational for me. As you'll know if you peruse the article all the way to… Continue reading Dear alumni, you are an inspiration

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Street Team Intern: Weeks 5-6

I am now over a month into my internship with the Indiana State Museum, and every day that I am here I find new ways to appreciate the museum and further confidence in having chose public relations as part of my career path. Though I have come across some challenges, particularly trying to rack my… Continue reading Street Team Intern: Weeks 5-6

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Street Team Intern: Weeks 2-4

As promised, here is an update on the work I've been doing with the Indiana State Museum: In the past few weeks, I have updated the media contact lists for all eleven state historic sites in an effort to ensure that all press releases are sent to relevant media outlets, reporters and news directors. This… Continue reading Street Team Intern: Weeks 2-4

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You got this:

A message to the doubts in my mind and the knots in my stomach. Less than a week prior to beginning my internship at the Indiana State Museum, the nerves have started to kick in. It's routine at this point, for me to get nervous days before any big event in my life, despite the… Continue reading You got this:

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“Do you still like living in Indy?” 

When I made the move from Small Town, Indiana to Indianapolis in the summer of 2015, I had a lot of adjustments to make, but I was excited to see what changes living in a city would bring for me. I'll admit, I have not been the most adventurous resident, but two years later I… Continue reading “Do you still like living in Indy?” 

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Why keeping busy over summer break is important to me

Today I finished the last class of my sophomore year of college, marking the halfway point in my journey to a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. I am looking forward to spending the next four months (approximately) away from coursework and curriculum, but I will not be taking the summer off - not completely. Many… Continue reading Why keeping busy over summer break is important to me

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Prompt: “Perfume”

via Daily Prompt: Perfume As a child, I liked to play with my grandmother's perfumes. During lulls in playtime, I would pad into the bathroom and climb up onto the toilet seat to reach for the shimmering bottles in the upper cabinet, taking turns holding the containers to my nose and considering their scents. Grandma… Continue reading Prompt: “Perfume”