Bio: I'm the media relations specialist for the Washburn University Alumni Association. A Washburn alumnus, I received a bachelor of arts in mass media in December 1998. I've been at Washburn since April 2011. Before Washburn, I worked at newspapers for 11 years, including the Topeka Capital-Journal, Daily Press in Newport News, Va., and Tulsa World. I also worked for one year at Hill's Pet Nutrition in the regulatory affairs department.