The name’s Kevin Schultz. I am a senior English and journalism double major with a minor in honors at Northern Kentucky University.
Serving as the current digital projects manager and former Editor-in-Chief of NKU’s independent and student-run news organization The Northerner and as the president of NKU’s chapter of the Society of Professional journalists, I am working hard to gain the experience needed to make a meaningful difference with my reporting—while also still trying to have some fun and explore the world along the way!
In my (limited) free time I am an avid runner, obsessive list-maker, bookworm, hiker, music junkie, self-proclaimed coffee addict, travel lover and much, much more.
But, most of all (for this project’s sake), let’s call me the founder, sole reporter, photographer and overall do-it-yourself backpack journalist for this blog: The Northerner Green Beat.
My inspiration for this project stems from my overly-optimistic passion for the fields of communication and science, and my zest for meaningful work. I love journalism because it has the ability to open peoples’ eyes and promote meaningful change. So, what more I could aspire for in a future career than to be a part of this change in an area I love?
And—while we’re at it— what is more important to focus on than making a meaningful impact towards the environment; the thing whose well-being holds all of ours in its hands.
So let’s get green.
This blog is a part of Kevin Schultz’s senior project for his Northern Kentucky University honor’s capstone. Follow him @KevinEdSchultz on Twitter or look for his hashtag, #NorthernerGreenBeat, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more on this project and others like it.