Name:Â Adam Lichtenstein
College publication: The Independent Florida Alligator (Gainesville, Florida)
Where I am now: Sports Reporter at Palm Beach Post
I didnâ€™t get to college dreaming of being a journalist. I wanted to work for a sports team in some capacity. I had worked on my high school newspaper, mostly to bolster my college resume. But after half a semester at the University of Florida, I realized I missed writing and that I really didnâ€™t have a career path in sports. So I figured Iâ€™d give journalism a shot.
After a couple semesters in the journalism program, I basically idolized The Alligator. The writers, particularly in the sports section, were insightful, witty and, most of all, really good. After a few tries, I was hired onto the staff. I spent my last two years of college working for the paper, and they were an amazing two years. I wouldnâ€™t be the person I am today, and I certainly wouldnâ€™t be the journalist I am, without The Alligator.