Throughout the academic year 2014-15, my roommate and I participated in Ohio State's Second-Year Transformational Experience Program, through which we were both awarded a STEP Fellowship. With the help of our STEP faculty adviser, the Office of International Affairs, and the STEP Administration, we successfully developed a project idea, drafted a proposal, researched travel details, and budgeted for a trip abroad.
As part of this project, we designed and managed a travel and culinary blog, which we updated throughout our 10-day trip to the island nation of Singapore.
Our final video project for Multimedia Journalism focused on the topic of educating children with disabilities. In order to showcase this issue, we interviewed teachers in Celina, Ohio, about their experiences incorporating these children into public school classroom environments.
Selected photos from the Big Ten Men's Soccer Tournament Final game between Ohio State and Maryland on Nov. 15 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
For our first video project in multimedia journalism, we were asked to create a personality profile of an individual or group. The video was to showcase our technical and storytelling skills, as well as our proficiency in editing in Final Cut Pro.
We chose to highlight the Buckeye Fusion Southeast Asian dance team, which is made up of Ohio State students of various cultural backgrounds. They were preparing to send in videos for competitions when we produced this project, and graciously allowed us to film as they practiced.
Selected photos taken at the Ohio State vs. Maryland men's soccer match on Oct. 31, 2015.
For my multimedia journalism midterm, I was tasked with finding a person or group to profile for a photo and audio story. I chose the Ohio State Women in Engineering TECHie Bytes team, a group of young girls mentored by female engineering students who compete in Lego League competitions throughout the year.
After attending a practice during which the girls were assembling portions of the robot they will eventually take to competition, I learned more about why these students are interested in science and math, and why it's so important that women know STEM fields are open to them as viable career options.
Selected photos taken for my Comm 3226 (multimedia journalism) course during Autumn Semester 2015.