I am the best candidate because:1. I have a diverse skillset. I am a journalist, turned historian, turned designer, turned writer again. These experiences are grounded by a strong background in typography: last summer, I spent two weeks conceptualizing a typeface and began executing its design at the School of Visual Arts TypeLab. This experience cemented all the prior knowledge I had accrued as a student in Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Typography, and then as a Teaching Assistant for two of these courses. The ability to work with type translates to a wide range of design projects, making me a versatile candidate. I am also adept at research and ideation, as I’ve conceptualized all the projects in my current portfolio.2. I pride myself in my attitude. I want to learn and grow, while also contributing my unique perspective. I work hard, and I am resilient.3. Design and writing are my life, and at the same time, they are not. I am passionate about so many things outside of these two fields. I love photographing my city, Chicago. I am an avid sports fan, and I’ve traveled across the country to support my hometown Nebraska Cornhuskers. I run, and I’ve hiked Rocky Mountain National Park. I crave more adventures.