Christina Condreay: World-traveler

Story and Photo by Jake Sorensen, NewsNetNebraska

Christina Condreay may be from small-town Nebraska, but she’s been to big-time places in her time as a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Condreay, a senior News-Editorial major, grew up in Platte Center, Neb. (pop. 326); and two summers following graduation from high school found herself going from riding horses in the country to traveling to India, the 2nd largest country in the world with 1.21 billion people and growing.  It was a journalism school trip, and the highlight of her time in college.

Her interest in writing comes from high school.

“I decided to be a journalism major after editing my high school newspaper and realizing it was really bad, and I helped to clean it up,” Condreay said.

Condreay also has an interest in political science. This past summer, she interned in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., with the Department of Justice.  It’s there where she decided there might be more to her than just writing.

“I really want to use my degree to copyedit at a newspaper, but then go to grad or law school to make news, rather than report it,” Condreay said.

At UNL, she is on the UNL Program Council and previously served on the journalism school’s Student Advisory Board.  She will graduate in December, but says she isn’t too concerned about the future.

“Sometimes you have to make things happen; you can’t just wait for opportunities your whole life.”