I graduated from UCLA with a degree in history. I took classes that spanned from the Italian Renaissance to Soviet history. I wrote my thesis on democracy promotion in the Middle East. During my undergraduate years, I was a news reporter for The Daily Bruin, UCLA's student newspaper. After college, I went backpacking in Southeast Asia because it was cheap, I wanted to learn about other cultures, and to also have some fun. I also write news stories for Canyon News. My academic and journalism experiences taught me how to gather facts, organize information, and create narratives. I want to use this storytelling skill to help me write stories about indie rock artists and share their creativities with the world.