I call myself an engineer-journalist, at the moment.
I am, however, as of yet still in the process of figuring out exactly what that means, or whether the label actually fits my still-emerging professional identity. I hold a freshly-minted Montana State University environmental engineering degree, but have accumulated eight years of journalism experience between high school and collegiate publications, learning to care as much for stories as hard data and analytical models along the way.
I’ve spent a fair amount of time abroad in rural Africa, as well — trying to do some good as a volunteer implementing water and sanitation projects, but accomplishing far more in learning about people and poverty and community. With summer internships focused on environmental health issues on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation, I’ve seen some of those dynamics at work domestically, as well.
I’m not entirely sure what to call the sum total of those experiences. My hope is that writing here can help me work out an answer or two, and perhaps start the process of carving out a professional niche for good measure.
My thanks for taking the time to browse.