As a college freshman I wanted to be a doctor. During my second semester the Managing Editor of the Odyssey Online reached out to me and asked if I wanted to create, lead and manage a team of writers as the Editor in Chief of The Odyssey Online at Adelphi University. Having absolutely zero experience in the journalism and media industries, I said yes.
I now have over two years of experience working in the New York and California media industries as a journalism and political science student. Since beginning my education I have contributed to the print, digital, online and television communication industries by freelancing and interning for the Long Island Press, San Diego Community News Network, Public Access Television Long Island network (PATV), Times Union, Emerging Market Views, the Odyssey Online and The Delphian.
I am currently moving from New York to San Diego as a college transfer to work on strengthening my multimedia journalism skills in a different environment.
Check out some of my work at jesswinans.com and follow me on Instagram @jess_winans and Twitter @jwinans19.