Dear [insert starry-eyed traveler here],
A year ago today, I was feverishly packing my bags to go to Rwanda. Tomorrow, the same program and advisor that I traveled with is escorting a new group of students on the trip of a lifetime.
Instead of hashing plans to sneak on their plane (which I can hardly refrain from doing), I’ve been reminiscing about my experience and more specifically, what I would do differently.
While I don’t believe you can ever fully prepare for an experience abroad, there are some things that I would advise my fellow travelers to remember and consider.
Continue reading “An open letter to pre-Rwanda Meagan…”
If you read my last post, you’d know that I’m not settled on a dream job.
And when people ask me what I want to do with a journalism major, I usually just know what I don’t want to do with it.
Sports broadcaster? No thanks. Board meeting reporter? Mm, rather not. Marketing executive? Eh, better not.
In fact, I didn’t even know there was a title for the kind of work I am interested in until UW Alumna Erin Luhmann spoke about her Win-a-Trip contest with humanitarian reporter Nicholas Kristof.
Continue reading “The future of humanitarian reporting”