As a first-year journalism major, I’m beyond excited to continue pursuing my passion as well as push myself out of my comfort zone with all of the opportunities Ithaca College and the Park Scholar Program have to offer. I worked for three years on my high school’s student newspaper and was Print Editor-in-chief my senior year. This summer, I was thrilled to be able to jump right in and start writing for the News section of The Ithacan. I’ll continue to cover news stories and serve as the Student Governance Council (SGC) beat lead for The Ithacan during the fall semester. Additionally, I will be writing articles and poetry for Buzzsawmagazine. For my group service project, I will be working with other Park Scholars through Megaphone, where I will help create infographics and social media posts for the Syracuse Police Accountability and Reform Coalition (SPAARC). While this semester is certainly different than I had imagined, I’m very excited to dive in everything and I’m so grateful for all of the experiences the Park Scholar Program has given me so far.