Jessica Karl | About

Hi!

My name is Jess. I’m a 21-year-old smoothie connoisseur who enjoys long walks on the beach and short walks to the fridge. I take far too many selfies for my own good and go to Indiana University – Bloomington, which is surrounded by copious amounts of cornfields. I’m an English major with a minor in political science. Shakespeare is my idol. I enjoy writing flash fiction, reading poetry and taking photos. I also like to ski, play lacrosse, cook and make weird crafts. When I was in the first grade I made an entire project out of 30 rolls of Scotch tape and I’ve never looked back. I shamelessly separate my cereal from my milk in order to avoid impending sogginess, which makes many question my sanity and morality. One of my irrational fears is having someone fart in my face while walking too closely behind them on the stairs.

On the home page you’ll see a bunch of columns with pictures and somewhat witty titles. A few are blog posts specifically written for this site, but most of them are my original columns and editorials written for the Indiana Daily Student. You can visit my entire column archive here. I love writing technology and lifestyle pieces that have a side dose of humor. So far I’ve had three internships. One as a Digital intern for the non-profit VOICES of September 11th, another as a Social Media intern at Loup, a clothing brand based in New York City, and the last as an editorial intern at Nylon Magazine. I’ve had such great experiences at all three places and I’ve definitely diversified my skill set in the process. At all three internships I think the most important thing I’ve learned to do is to be thorough. Sometimes it’s worth going the extra mile by confirming sources and collecting resourceful information in order to generate the most thought-provoking content.

I’m an exceedingly driven individual, but deep down I’m just your run-of-the-mill millennial addicted to Cheez-Its. I’m also in an unhealthy relationship with Netflix due to various affairs with Hulu and HBO. Whether you’re a stranger or an acquaintance, I hope this was more informative than it was painful! If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me via the form below.

Catch you on the flip side (of a pancake),

Jess

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