What was your major/ minor?

A: Major: English with a journalism concentration

Minor: Art history

Where did you live all four years?

A: Gonzaga freshman year. Claver sophomore year. Junior year I studied abroad in Ireland in the fall and lived in the townhouses when I returned in the spring. Senior year I lived in a beach house on College Road behind The Grape. I’ll withhold the name of the beach house  — it’s likely not suitable for print.

What were all of your roles on The Mirror?

A: Freshman year I was a writer. Sophomore year I was A&E editor. Junior year I served as managing editor during the spring semester, upon my return from study abroad. Senior year I was editor-in-chief.

What was the most controversial story you published as Editor-in-Chief?

A: I do not remember our most controversial story during my time as editor, though I should – I was invited to the dean’s office several times. I do remember one of my most embarrassing moments as editor: we received a letter to the editor from a person named “Bobby Sacramento” claiming to be a 2001 alumnus. Turned out there was no Bobby Sacramento. We had to issue a retraction and apology for publishing a letter submitted under a fake name. Remember to fact check, kids.

What was your favorite/least favorite parts of being Editor-in-Chief?

A: Favorite part: Having co-workers who were also great friends.                    

Least favorite part: Dealing with rogue staff members.

How did your time at The Mirror prepare you for your future career?

A: Asking tough questions and working late nights on tight deadlines was excellent preparation for my current career as a litigation attorney.

What is your favorite memory of Fairfield?

A: There are too many to list. I have fond memories of late nights at Athena Diner after a long night in the Mirror office or a night out at the beach. I met some of my best friends while working on The Mirror and remain great friends with many of my Mirror colleagues over a decade later. It flies by – enjoy it.

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