I’m Darcy, a 21-year-old writer, editor and aspiring magazine media professional. I’m a junior majoring in journalism at the University of Florida, and I graduate in May 2019.
I love good stories and good sans-serif fonts, and I’m passionate about anything creative — whether it’s pitching ideas, writing catchy headlines or spending hours pouring over layout designs.
My story began in Sandusky, Ohio, where I spent most of my time either at swim practice or at my desk, filling notebooks with doodles and dreams about the future.
My family’s frequent travels sparked my love for writing when I was very young; my first fictional stories were inspired by childhood road trips. Since the days of printer paper and Crayola markers, my writing utensil(s) of choice have changed — but my affinity for storytelling has only flourished.
Now, I’m a junior journalism student at the University of Florida and a writer and editor with dreams of working in the magazine industry. Whether it’s writing an article about a quirky beauty trend (i.e. fidget spinner lip gloss), investigating how tax reform could impact the academic community or interviewing inspiring entrepreneurs (like these 15-year-old twins who developed their own app), I’m passionate about the editorial process and soak up each opportunity to tell a great story.
Outside of the classroom, I’m the Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus UFL, where I manage a team of 30 writers and editors, lead weekly meetings and workshops and have a blast helping my team brainstorm, grow, plan campus events and create editorial and social media content. I also write a weekly opinion column for The Alligator, UF’s student newspaper. My writing has also been featured on WUFT News, Her Campus, Thought Catalog and more.