Name: Juliana Vadnais
College publication: The Talon ( Edmond, Oklahoma)
Where I am now: Assistant Managing Editor at Albuquerque Business First
I got into journalism in college by chance. I knew I wanted a major where I could follow my love of writing or my love of listening to people. Between journalism and psychology I chose journalism because it seemed to merge the two better. From my first newspaper class, I was hooked. I fell in love with listening to people tell their stories and then get to turn around and share that story with readers. The people I worked with in the newsroom became my best friends and I learned from them and alongside them. When I became editor-in-chief, I learned some of the most valuable leadership lessons in management and journalism. My student newspaper experience changed my life.