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Welcome to my portfolio! 

I'm Nicole-Marie, a student journalist and college student in the Sunflower State. Storytelling has run in my blood ever since I was a 12-year-old girl calling publishers in New York City in an attempt to get my novel published. This portfolio, which I created as editor-in-chief of an award-winning high school newspaper, named me the 2019 Kansas Student Journalist of the Year and 2019 National High School Student Journalist of the Year Runner-Up. Currently, I am a news reporter at the University Daily Kansan, the student publication of the University of Kansas, covering Student Senate, and a programming assistant for the Kansas Scholastic Press Association. 

 

I aim for my journalism to change the world around me. Every tear shed, every revision made and every interview completed has been so worth it. 

 

This website is a compilation of my best work in student journalism to date. Enjoy.

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During my first semester at the University of Kansas, I covered the story of Luther Fuller, an award-winning sophomore pianist who is completely blind. The article ran as the dominant story and received high engagement on social media and the website.

Recent Notable Work