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  • I'm a writer/photographer/videographer//traveler/explorer and, for the last seven months, a graduate student at Columbia's Journalism School.

    On the cusp of perhaps the hardest two week stretch I've ever faced —travel to two countries and back, a multimedia project to shoot and edit, a master's project to finish, countless articles to read, interviews to conduct, sleep to eek out, and hopefully time for at least two meals each day— it could be easy to slip into despair. The mountain, when standing at the bottom, can often seem insurmountable. I'm willing to admit that it's possible I'll fail, miss a step, and plummet back to earth at terminal velocity. But when I actually stop to think about what I'm doing. About what I'm able to do, with a license as journalist, I have to admit:

    I wouldn't want to be doing anything else.
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