Lizzie Johnson's Profile

The first writing tool I picked up was a surgical marking pen.

I was raised in an Omaha, Neb., suburb by a respiratory therapist and an oncology nurse. Biology is in my blood. But it isn't in my heart — my dad discovered that when I passed out during a pre-kindergarten vaccination.

Instead, I write.

I love a good adventure. I believe the best stories ARE adventures. As journalism moves into new territories, I want to be right there, reporting the entire way.

I covered crime and served on the editorial board for The Maneater, MU's student newspaper, from Aug. 2011 to May 2012. I reported on higher education for the Columbia Missourian from Aug. 2012 to Dec. 2012. From May 2013 to Aug. 2013, I was a breaking news intern for the Omaha World-Herald, a metro newspaper in Nebraska.

I am a junior at MU majoring in International Journalism and Political Science with minors in Spanish, Psychology and Multicultural Studies. I love long-distance running, cats and espresso.

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