I became a staff writer with the Columbia County News-Times in January 2008 after graduating from the University of Georgia. I attended Augusta State University for two years before transferring to UGA. While in Athens, I wrote for UGA's independent student newpaper, The Red & Black. I obtained my bachelor's degree from the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication in December 2007. I'm a native of the Augusta area and graduated from Lakeside High School in 2003.