Profile: Erinn Wakeman


Erinn Wakeman

Story and photo by Dominique Kelley, NewsNetNebraska

Erinn Wakeman has spent her entire life in Lincoln but she’s ready to dream big in a city full of bright lights once she graduates.

“I have lived in Lincoln my entire life. Not that it’s a bad thing, but there is so much this world has to offer,” Wakeman said. “I can always come back,” said the 22-year-old news editorial major. Erinn plans on settling in the Big Apple after graduation and attending graduate school at Columbia University.

” I have always had a love and passion for writing,” Wakeman said. “My whole entire life I have always wanted to move to a big city and New York made sense because Columbia is one of the best journalism schools in the country.”

With a master’s degree from one of the most prestigious journalism schools in the country, she hopes to continue dreaming big with aspirations of someday becoming a writer or reporter for Time Magazine. She would like to write analytical and editorial pieces on national topics and global issues. And when asked why?

“Time has played a very prominent role in journalism in the U.S. for a long time. I like the fact that it is not just the facts of everyday news but they examine different aspects of current issues and I would like to be a part of continuing on that great tradition.”

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