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Meet Our Bloggers

We’re excited to introduce you to our current student and faculty bloggers.
Check out posts from previous bloggers, too.


Adrianne Bradshaw '14

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Hi everyone! I'm Adrianne and I'm a second semester Journalism and Media Studies graduate student, class of 2014. I graduated from Clemson University in 2008 and I'm currently a Graduate Assistant within the Journalism and Media Studies program. I aspire to work as a broadcast journalist post graduation, concentrating in sports and investigative journalism.
Read Adrianne's blog.

Lisa Lugo '15

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I am a sophomore with an Elementary Education Major! I work at an elementary school in south Pinellas County as a Community and Volunteer Liaison and I work at a summer camp here at USFSP with the students from the same school I work at! I am also a member of Delta Sigma Zeta, an up- and-coming sorority on campus.
Read Lisa's blog.

Anthony Patterson '14

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I'm an undergrad Mass Communications student passionate about the Tampa Bay Rays, poetry, serving the community and changing out of phone booths.
Read Anthony's blog.

Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, Ph.D.

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Dr. Scourfield McLauchlan is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where she teaches courses in American Government and Public Law. Her latest book, Congressional Participation as Amicus Curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court, explores how Members of Congress attempt to influence Supreme Court decision-making in specific cases. In addition to her scholarly activities, Professor McLauchlan has extensive experience in American government and politics. McLauchlan worked at the US Supreme Court, the US Senate Judiciary Committee, the US Department of Justice, and the White House. A veteran of several presidential campaigns, she has managed statewide operations across the US, from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. During the 2010-11 academic year Dr. McLauchlan was a Fulbright Scholar in Moldova.
Read Judithanne's blog.

Hannah Shults '14

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Hi! I'm Hannah, a Mass Communications major with a Criminology minor. I am on track to graduate in the Spring of 2014... now if only I had a time machine! Just kidding! I am a bargain shopper, Hybrid driver and animal lover. I love USFSP and I think I should tell the whole world that this is the best college on Earth. :)
Read Hannah's blog.

Allison Stering '14

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I am an English major with a minor in French and Francophone studies. My true love, though, is working with kids, which is how I found myself volunteering at a local elementary school and working for a summer camp here at USFSP.
Read Allison's blog.

Chelsea Tatham '14

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I'm a senior majoring in Mass Communications. As a student journalist, I work for The Crow's Nest student newspaper as the Creative Director. I enjoy anything and everything that has to do with journalism, especially design and feature writing. Having been born and raised in Florida, I enjoy the beach, native wildlife, and learning about Florida's history. I'm also left-handed and an only child so I'm sort of an oddity.
Read Chelsea's blog.

Joey Vars '15

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My name is Joey Vars, and I was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area. I'm a history major specializing in spaceflight, and I anticipate a Fall 2015 graduation. I'm passionate about all things space-related, and my goal is to work for NASA. In addition to this, I love Florida history, and have traveled much of the state's back roads, discovering forgotten destinations and adventures along the way.
Read Joey's blog.

Carmela Zabala '14

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I'm an undergrad Graphic Design student, planning on graduating in Spring '14, and currently doing a semester in Belgium. A bit of a nomad, I was born in Argentina, moved to FL in 2001, and have been an avid traveler ever since. I love anything related to design, singing, and coffee.
Read Carmela's blog.