English and Sociology major Erika Rasmussen ’20 is spending a year in New York City immersed in its dynamic media landscape as a Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellow.
The Denver-native was one of three graduates selected from Jesuit colleges across the country to spend a year at the Jesuit-run America Media working on print, digital, audio, and film projects in conjunction with mentoring and professional development opportunities.
At SCU, Rasmussen served as poetry editor for The Santa Clara Review, wrote for The Santa Clara newspaper, and enjoyed a REAL program internship at the alt-weekly Metro Silicon Valley. As for what she’ll cover in New York, Rasmussen says, “Who knows what the day to day will look like—but I’m really looking forward to pitching ideas…there are billions of stories to be told, and it’s such a cool thing to be part of sharing those stories.”
But as a student in Jesuit education for eight years now, Rasmussen is excited to continue telling stories that exemplify that mission—“I so appreciate what the Jesuits are about, the passion for justice, the deep reflection.” What’s next? “The world really is our oyster, isn’t it!” To be sure, she says she’ll continue following that Jesuit tradition of “understanding our human condition through the lenses of psychology, theology, mythology, etcetera, and how they intersect.”