My name is Anne Matte, and I am graduating from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where I studied journalism and English. My favorite experience at Drake was being the copy chief for Urban Plains, an award-winning online publication that serves as the capstone project for journalism majors. I had a fulfilling semester working with so many people on such a large project.
Journalism took hold of me in sophomore year of high school when I heard about unjust happenings abroad, and then rooted deeper when National Geographic became a part of my household. More magazines and newspapers made their way onto my shelves, and my travel and journalism itches grew. Now, at Drake, I’m putting my enthusiasm to work in Des Moines, and I look forward to new opportunities in Des Moines and elsewhere.
English has always been prominent in my life, as I was a voracious reader from the beginning. My favorite pieces to write so far have been flash non-fiction because of the unique challenge of expressing tension and developing a persona within a limited word count. I’ve also had plenty of editing experience, both in AP and MLA styles. Writing and editing have been a part of my daily life for a long time, and I would enjoy carrying them into my professional life.