I’m the daughter of two chemists and sister to a tax lawyer and near-professional poker player.
No one grows up knowing they want to work in digital. They fall into it, and immediately wonder why the hell they didn't find it sooner.
When the Gainesville Sun published my first news article, I was more excited to see it online then in the newspaper. I was annoyed I couldn't see how people found it and how many read it. That's when I knew.
But I became a journalist too early to be taught digital and too late to not already know how to use it properly. So I adjusted.
I fell in love with SEO. I'm obsessed with usability and website architecture. Content is kind of my jam. I tore apart lead nurturing. I'm fascinated by social media. I tacked InDesign and Photoshop. I dabbled in video editing. I wrote HTML.
I'm the product of traditional journalism and digital mediums, and I absolutely love every minute of it.