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From the standpoint of being a creator, I’m new to the world of blogging. It is something I’ve been considering for some time. Though my own personal blog would have been about fashion or style, any push to start a page at all is a step in the right direction.

About me: I graduated from the University of Alberta in 2007 after majoring in Film and Media Studies with a minor in International Studies. Along the way I found myself interested in the field of advertising. When I arrived home from a month long European excursion in the summer of 2007 I ended up finding employment as an Advertising Account Coordinator at the Edmonton Journal and have worked there ever since. Last May, I started my studies in the Master of Arts in Communications and Technology (MACT) program with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension and have found the classes to be insightful and practical. I also like to think it has helped me with my move into my new position at the Edmonton Journal. As of April 2012, I’m their Sales Planning and Research Coordinator in the advertising department. The learning curve is huge, but I’m looking forward to tackling whatever challenges are thrown my way and the same goes for this last year with MACT.

It is due to Kate Milberry’s COMM 506 class that I start this blog. I hope that my posts on readings throughout this 2012 Spring Institute will prove to be a useful outlet for me, in addition to providing a way to share thoughts with my classmates and others who may happen upon my site. And, perhaps, when the Institute ends, I will transform the blog into something that encompasses more of my interests as I do intend to continue with it in the future.

So, with that, welcome to my page. I look forward to your thoughts as I muddle my way through subsequent posts. Cheers!