About the author

Hello, there! My name is Marie Haaland and I am a senior at Hofstra University in New York. I am a journalism and political science double major, with minors in fine arts and integrated media. Born and raised just outside of Seattle, I love traveling to new places and am enjoying my final year of school year on the east coast.

I am the president of the national communications honor society, Lambda Pi Eta; the secretary for the national pre-professional communication fraternity, Zeta Phi Eta; and the copy chief of The Hofstra Chronicle, Hofstra’s weekly newspaper. I am also an active member of Hofstra’s chapter of SPJ.

I am currently an editorial intern at SWNS Media Group and my work with them has been published in The New York Post and The Daily Mail. Previously, I have held internships with Beacon Publishing in Mukilteo, Washington, and virtually with NYA Today, giving me bylines in The Mukilteo Beacon, The Edmonds Beacon, The Mill Creek Beacon and NYA Today.

During the first of the three 2016 presidential debates, held at Hofstra University, I worked with Newsday. I tweeted what was happening around campus and I covered a peace rally on campus for Newsday’s website.

My hobbies include photography – especially with film – reading, playing soccer (I was the vice president for women’s club soccer at Hofstra), knitting and skiing. I have a dog (Loki) and two cats (Benny and Tuzi) at home in Seattle, as well as a pet mouse (Frankie) here at school.

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