That's me, up at the top left corner of your screen. And while it's nice to have a face to a name, it's even nicer to know a little something about the person in charge of informing the town.
I'm so honored to be filling in as guest editor for Ramona Patch during this transition time when the baton gets passed from Julie Pendray to the new permanent replacement. I've got some big shoes to fill, as Julie is a top notch journalist, known for her quick and precise reporting; but I feel ready to take on the challenge.
Julie has shown me around town and I've got to meet some of the faces of Ramona already, making me feel more at home. If you haven't met me yet, look out for me around town chasing down the fire trucks or sitting in front of Packards Coffee typing furiously away or hiding out in the cool library.
You're probably wondering what my background in journalism is. I graduated from San Diego State University in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in English. Writing has always been a passion of mine and I feel very grateful to be doing what I love for a living.
My first official journalism job was with Coronado Patch back in 2010. I was hired as a freelance writer and wrote several columns for the site until July 2011, where I was contracted with Patch as the regional calendar editor. Since then, I've been stocking the various San Diego Patch sites with events and writing different pieces that are assigned to me, including event previews.
I have also been guest editor for Coronado, Lemon Grove and Ramona Patch when the editors of each site have taken their much-needed vacations. I have experience in writing breaking news, including a boat fire in Coronado and the untimely death of local star athlete Ryan Morgan, features, obituaries, crime reports and more.
Ramona is a great town full of stories. I know the hot issues right now are water and planning and I look forward to covering those in depth. I also am a self-proclaimed foodie, so if anyone wants to recommend some "must-eat" establishments in town or nearby, I'm all ears.