How do you see the evolution of the newspaper in the next five years?
The need for well-reported, accurate journalism will never go away. But written content will likely shift from print newspapers to tablets — where there are endless opportunities for multimedia storytelling.
Five reasons you love your school:
1. The people: So cognizant of the world around them, so enthusiastic about their diverse passions, Jumbos are some of the nicest individuals I’ve ever met.
2. The quirks: There’s an “Ex-College” dedicated to offering courses that don’t fit in standard academic departments, like Harry Potter and Christian theology. And there’s a man in an orange jumpsuit who rides around on his bicycle to deliver cookies weekend nights.
3. The food: From butternut-squash bisque to stir-fry night, the cafeterias prepare meals that defy negative stereotypes about college dining.
4. The area: We have the benefits of nearby Boston, but the down-to-earth comfort of a small suburb.
5. The “celebrities”: Glee featured one of our a cappella groups, The Beelzebubs, as the back-up singers for the Warblers. Also Michelle Kwan attended Tufts’ graduate school of international affairs.
Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
Zach Braff. He writes with the perfect balance of puns and sass.
What is the most interesting article you’ve ever written?
Sharing the story of a transgender community’s relationship with the Washington, D.C., police department highlighted the importance of telling stories from a unique perspective — a value that now drives how I approach articles.
One of the most quirky things about you is…
I have an elf ear.
What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
A veterinarian. It was a short-lived dream as I realized the sight of blood makes me queasy.