Erin DeGregorio

Arts and culture freelance reporter, former online producer for CUNYJ's news magazine podcasting class, AudioFiles, and alumna of Siena College '16 and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism '17

ABOUT ME

I graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (New York, New York) in December 2017 with a M.A. Degree in Journalism. My concentration was in arts and culture reporting. I interned at BUST Magazine in Summer 2017, where I coded (HMTL5/CSS) newsletters, articles and blog posts and brought current and archived print issue stories online. Prior to graduate school, I was a Class of 2016 graduate of Siena College (Loudonville, New York), where I attained a B.A. Degree in English with an English Honors Certificate; minored in Marketing, Writing and Communications; and achieved Magna Cum Laude at commencement.

Thanks to my hands-on experiences in journalism through my previous intrnships - plus the practical marketing knowledge attained in my undergraduate classes - I look forward to working in the journalism field. I enjoy being up-to-date with pop-culture in our world that is so consumed by and with various social media platforms and trends.

In my senior year at Siena College, I was selected to be a Casey Fellowship recipient and conduct academic research in Summer 2015 on a topic that had not been covered in my college's curriculum - zombies. Through this experience I conducted intensive research on teh infectious interest of the undead in popular culture. While I mainly focused on AMC's The Walking Dead, I also looked into how much zombies have changed in literature and film (since their inception in Haitain folklore) in order to better-fit audiences' changing interests. Due to my passion and dedication for the topic, I shared my knowledge with the student community via informal discussions and my own PowerPoint presentation of 120+ slides - during the entire academic year (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016). Siena College highlighted the Summer 2015 Casey Fellowship recipients here.

I've freelanced for BKLYNER and DNAinfo New York, and have also covered feminism-related topics at BUST Magazine.

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