Meet Lily Nelson

Hi! My name is Lily Nelson and I am a junior at the University of Oregon studying Journalism and Spanish. I come from the glorious state of Utah and am proud of it– two things you don’t hear too often. After a life nestled between mountains at 6,000 feet, I find comfort in good hikes, dogs, trees, crossword puzzles, laughing, being a 90s kid, my family of writers, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Ever since I was young, I have always been able to express myself best through my way with words. Because of this passion, I have come to realize that whatever I happen to do with my life must fulfill my love for the written word, no matter which language.

Here at the U of O, I am a copy editor for Flux Magazine and have served on the Design and Marketing team for University Day for the past two years. Writing and editing have made me appreciate seeing tangible progress unfold with a clear finished product take pride in. I ultimately would love to write for a newspaper or magazine where I can let my creative juices flow and connect to the world in a different way. Another one of my dreams is to be involved in the entertainment world where I can do something more than just quote movie lines and sing theme songs. Cult comedies seem to call my name and I can never get enough witty banter and awkward interactions.

You can follow my sarcastic self on Twitter at @lily_nelson and by keeping posted on my rants and rambles here. [https://lilybnelson.wordpress.com]

About lilybnelson

Hi! My name is Lily Nelson and I come from the glorious state of Utah. Nestled between mountains at 6,000 feet, I find comfort in a good hike, dogs, the trees, crossword puzzles, campfires, kitchen utensils, family, friends, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Between my sense of humor and my strong need for things to flow with rhythm and meaning, I have always been able to express myself best through my way with words. Maybe it’s because I come from a family of writers, but sometimes I feel like I spend too much time focusing on words, finding the English section on the ACT to be a good time or reading novels in Spanish while on the treadmill. Yet, in a way this trait of mine has been a blessing disguise, making me realize that whatever I happen to do with my life must fulfill my love for the written word, no matter which language.
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