A brief bio
Let’s get the basics out of the way. My name is Allie Marie Farrell Healy. I have a collection of nicknames, but there is nothing quite like the whole thing. I am a recent graduate from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, where I majored in journalism and minored in writing. I was born and raised in Syracuse, N.Y., home of the Orange. I love my large, Irish family and am one of many, many cousins.
Becoming a journo
Ever since I was a little Annie look-alike, one of my favorite things to do is ask questions. I drove my parents nuts with the typical “Why?” stage. As I grew up, my inquisitiveness kicked into full gear. As a teenager, I struggled finding my place and interests at first. Steering clear from the whole “Who am I? What does this mean?!” phase in high school, I enrolled in my first journalism class freshman year. And the rest is history. I worked my way up the ladder and became heavily involved in my school’s newspaper The Rampage. I won multiple awards for my articles and decided to make a career of it. I was a staff writer, assistant editor, editor and Managing Editor of The Ithacan, Ithaca College’s student-run newspaper. I was also an intern for The Post-Standard, Allure magazine and Bustle.com. I love entertainment, feature and commentary writing. Currently, I’m looking to be a columnist, freelance writer, web producer or social media specialist.
What you’ll find
On this blog, I’m featuring my résumé, assignments produced from my Multimedia Journalism class and Mobile and Social Media Journalism classes at Ithaca College and entries done on my own, post-grad time. Happy reading!