Jordon Shultz's Profile
Jordon Shultz is studying print and digital journalism at the University of Missouri and plans to pursue a career in automotive journalism after graduation.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT THE MISSOURIAN?
I'm a public safety and health reporter at the Columbia Missourian.
WHAT KIND OF JOURNALISM KEEPS YOU GOING?
As evidenced by my chosen emphasis area, automotive journalism is my inspiration. I've spent my entire life growing up around cars and working at my dad's garage, so naturally I decided to pursue a career in the automotive field. Combined with my passion for writing, the two seem to be a perfect marriage.
WHAT’S YOUR BACKGROUND?
I grew up in Thayer, Mo., a small town with a little less than 2,200 people on the state border between Missouri and Arkansas. I graduated from Thayer High School in 2011 as the Valedictorian of my class and decided to come to Mizzou because of its renown journalism program. In all honesty, I couldn't have made a better choice.
WHAT'S YOUR LIFE OUTSIDE OF WORK LIKE?
My favorite thing to do outside of work is spend time with my family. They mean the world to me, and it's extremely hard to be so far away from them during the school year. I also enjoy going on walks and chasing squirrels with Bentley, my ten-month-old Pomeranian.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT COLUMBIA?
I love the fact that Columbia has a mall and McDonald's is no longer my only restaurant option. As much as I love my hometown, there are little to no options when it comes to entertainment or dining. Columbia never fails to keep me busy and I really like its seemingly endless activity. As the culture shock slowly begins to fade, I feel like I'm finally beginning to adjust to life in the city.