I am a senior at the University of Utah studying mass communication with an emphasis in news editorial. I have been a staff writer at the Tooele (Utah) Transcript Bulletin since 2006 where I write movie reviews and arts and entertainment articles. I am a member of the Utah Film Critics Society based out of Salt Lake City. In January 2007 — and in 2008 — I was an accredited member of the press for the Sundance Film Festival. Intermediate reporting has forced me to step away from the entertainment world and focus on an underrepresented community. After graduation in December 2008, I plan to continue my journalism career, eventually writing for an arts and entertainment magazine.