Villa Park, California
Majors & Minors:
English, Feminist Studies & Professional Writing for Civic Engagement, LGBTQ Studies, Theater
The past four years have introduced me to the deep abyss of unpaid internships, and I have developed skills as a political journalist in Sacramento, a researcher for nonprofits, a staff writer for a number of obscure culture and arts publications, and an editorial intern for academic and indie publishing presses. I have found joy in the staging of original performance art, and working on capstone projects in screenwriting and children's literature, respectively. College is all shades of wacky, weird, and wonderful.
What I plan to do after graduation:
I will be a graduate student and teaching assistant at Georgetown University in the fall as part of a graduate associateship in the Department of English. Ideally, I will become a small, brunette Hillary-Clinton-in-training with a wardrobe full of vintage pantsuits.
How I want to make an impact in the world:
Through radical feminist love and compassion, politics of awareness, and homemade popcorn.
Why I chose the Professional Writing Minor:
As a way to deter me from writing bad poetry, esoteric essays, and abstract short stories, the Professional Writing Minor allows for creativity within the bounds of practicality and applicability, and has tethered me back to the real world in the kindest way possible.
My most memorable moment at UCSB:
Being loved every single day, both by people and the hot dog cart outside the library.
What I will miss the most about UCSB:
My free JSTOR subscription.
Sally interns with Tremr, a blogging journalism platform that emphasizes reactions to the news. Based on a structure of traditional journalism, with a focus on analysis and personal opinion, Tremr combines thoughtful facts with nuanced viewpoints.
As a member of the U.S. Politics and News Team, she wrote two feature articles a week under the guidance of the news team editors. She pitched one topic and the other was assigned, as relevant to the current political news climate.
See her work here: www.tremr.com/sally-baker.