Hello – my name is Addison, and I’m a 22-year-old recent alumna of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. I graduated with majors in Journalism and International Studies as well as minors in Art History, Spanish, Fashion Media, and History.
I spent my first 18 years blooming in deep southern football fields before high-tailing it out to Texas for college. Since freshman year, I’ve studied abroad in Italy for a summer and Spain for a semester, completed three more travel programs with SMU in Panama, Madrid, and Austria/Czech Republic, and worked abroad for a summer in Belize and Costa Rica. I prefer to be in a constant state of motion; airports are my home turf.
This past November, I helped launch the inaugural issue of SMULook, SMU’s first fashion magazine. I worked as the Managing Editor and was involved in almost every aspect of the magazine’s creation and publication, as well as contributing two stories to the issue. I stayed on the team as the Features Editor for the second issue. For my last semester in Dallas I worked as an editorial intern at PaperCity Magazine. I also spent a semester interning at D Magazine, and the summer of 2016 working for Moondance Adventures.
For the past two years, I have held the position of Editor of SMUStyle, the premier fashion and lifestyle blog on campus, run completely by students.
I have also worked as a crew member for SMU-TV’s The Daily Update and Real Talk, weekday student-run news broadcasts, and have learned all of the technical aspects of running a news show including directing, producing, anchoring, technical directing, server, teleprompter, audio engineering, floor directing, writing and running cameras. The Daily Update is produced through the operation and utilization of AVID iNews: it is a 15-minute newscast that is turned in two hours. I have experience shooting with a Sony NX5U HD camera and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.
In my happy place daydream, I’m looking out a train window brainstorming my next big project. In my current reality, you can find me here, or snuggled in my bed nose-deep in a magazine.