My background includes a summa cum laude M.A. in Journalism with a minor in ethnomusicology. My thesis focuses on how the media shapes South Korean cultural concepts of beauty. I also received a cum laude B.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from Biola University in Los Angeles, California.
On top of my degrees I have 2+ years of teaching experience at the University of North Texas where I instruct and guide my own class. I design the curriculum and teach the English language focusing on grammar and writing to undergraduate university students. I’ve also tutored students at all age levels, from elementary to university, in various subjects including but not limited to: English, reading comprehension, writing, grammar, Spanish, and English literature.
I'm also currently on staff at Acentric Magazine, writing articles covering a wide range of topics from album and concert reviews and travel guides around the world.
I have 5+ years of paid editing experience with even more years’ unpaid experience. At my previous job I served as the managing editor of The Chimes newspaper, for which I wrote on staff for more than two years. I began as a freelance news writer and moved up quickly from a freelance writer to serve ultimately as managing editor. As a lead member of The Chimes managing staff, I learned to lead and guide a team of 30+ people working together to publish a successful weekly newspaper; I also learned fluency in AP Style writing and editing.
I have journalism experience all over the world from Los Angeles to London and South Korea. I’m fluent in Spanish and English with an intermediate knowledge of Korean. I’ve created a variety of public relations campaigns for different clients, written innumerable press releases, and interned in public relations for three months with Motive Entertainment.
- Catherine Streng