As a senior at Emory University double majoring in Environmental Science in Creative Writing/English, I’ve had the opportunity to take a wide variety of both science and humanities classes–and everything in-between. From creative writing workshops to geology lab, to Shakespeare to linguistics, to global health to the 19th century novel, I think I’ve certainly gotten the most out of my liberal arts college experience.
Journalism–In the spring of 2015, I had the pleasure of taking The Green Beat, an environmental journalism class taught by senior journalism lecturer Dr. Tefft. In addition, I also took a course in the fall of 2015 called The Civil Rights Cold Cases Project with Dr. Gadsden and Pulitzer Prize winner Hank Klibanoff. In the course, which was both a journalism class and an ongoing project, we studied unsolved racially motivated civil rights-era murders in Georgia. I also enrolled in Race, Gender, and Making Media with Dr. Heather Julien, a senior lecturer in the English department. Because of the digital nature of these courses, students were encouraged to publish assignments online. Please click here or hover over the Coursework header above for page devoted to each course!
Teaching–This year, I was selected as the first undergraduate ever to be hired as the lead digital media specialist in Emory’s Department of Film and Media Studies. In this capacity, I independently develop and lead a weekly two-hour course of about 25 undergraduates through the basics of web design and development; create college-level lecture and activity plans; and prepare step-by-step documentation for future instructors. Click here to learn more about the course, titled Digital Media and Culture (FILM208-000), and my role and responsibilities as a lecturer.