Profile: Sara Nelson

Sara Nelson

Story and photo by Brittany McNeal, NewsNetNebraska

As the only sister to three older brothers, senior News-Editorial major Sara Nelson was definitely predisposed to enjoy all the things that boys do: playing video games and riding dirt bikes.

So her talent for darts should be no surprise.

“On my 21st birthday I discovered I am some sort of darts prodigy, of course I am over-exaggerating, but I really like darts,” she said. “It is on my bucket list to join a darts league … eventually.”

Aside from that distinctive list of hobbies, Nelson has a flair for photography and spends most of her free time watching CNN and getting as much news from Twitter as she can find.

“I am a social media junkie (Twitter is my favorite), and I think social media marketing is fascinating,” she said.

Nelson decided to pursue a journalism degree during her time at UNL where she has studied photojournalism intensively. Even though she has a background in photography, she wants to use her degree to pursue a career in public relations.

“While talking to an adviser about majors that involved a lot of writing, photojournalism came up and I knew immediately that was what I wanted,” Nelson said. “I have since decided to use my degree to pursue public relations. For one, there seems to be more jobs available in PR.”

Nelson will graduate in December. She is keeping her options open, but she definitely knows which direction she wants to head in.

“My absolute dream job is doing the PR/marketing for a concert venue or being the publicist for a band,” she said. “I know I won’t start out at my dream job but it’s something for me to aspire to.”

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