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I'm a journalist and editor by day, and spend my nights and weekends practicing Bikram yoga, editing the news section of The Crow's Nest and growing vegetables in my backyard. I'm a Buffalo, New York, native, and I've lived in New York City, India and France. I hold a bachelor of arts degree in writing (journalism) from The New School in New York City. I'm currently finishing up my master's thesis, and will graduate from USFSP in December 2012. I have mixed feelings about leaving.

Faculty Snapshot: Professor David Snyder

Two years ago, I decided to leave my editor job at a New York-based media company and pursue a master’s degree in journalism. One of my main concerns was being isolated in academia and disconnected from the professional world. I liked editorial meetings with colleagues throwing out ideas until one sounded good enough to pursue; and it wasn’t unusual for … Continue reading

The Importance of Silence and Picture Frames

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I arrived at the retreat center in Tampa last Monday with two bags full of books, and two goals: work on my thesis, and meditate. The pit of my stomach ached all weekend in anticipation as I rounded up articles printed out two months ago but still unread. I was a bit behind on my thesis–the only academic obligation I … Continue reading