Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Hi, it’s Jennifer. Editor In Chief at The New Floridian.

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself.

I started writing in high school. My first publication was with the Daytona Beach News Journal. I was active in high school with many things, such as the organization Healthy Start. A young advocate, I met Hillary Clinton, Lawton Chiles, Jeb Bush and others.

My writing continued when I got to college. I won awards for my poetry and prose. My editing began, as well. One English teach told me, after an assignment where we had to edit the work of our classmates, “You should be an Editor.”

Well, I am now. Thank you, professor.

I have been a Research Assistant, editing work of philosophers for the book Reading Bernard Williams. I have edited a philosophy blog. I have sat on the editorial committee of a philosophy journal.

Things were going great for me in graduate school when I had a psychotic episode which put me in the hospital. I have since been hospitalized 8 different times. I live openly with schizophrenia and I won’t say it’s easy. Any of it. But I press on.

Well, enough about me. If you really want to know more about me, check out my personal website.

I hope you enjoy our magazine as much as we enjoy making it.

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