I’m Anna Jensen, a sarcastic individual with a fondness for storytelling. I’m a Midwest girl — I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and go to school at Drake University, located in Des Moines, Iowa.
At Drake, I’m a double major in public relations and news journalism, with concentrations in psychology and sociology. I have refined my interests primarily to long-form feature writing, human-interest stories, and event management.
As a Type A personality, I love being busy and always having a mile long to-do list. I function best on at least two cups of coffee, and I love opening my planner to see a day chalk full of activities, meetings, and class.
My most fulfilling position — which I transitioned out of in May 2018 — was the Vice President of Student Activities, which sits as an executive officer on the Student Senate and the acting president of Drake’s largest event planning organization. Last summer I was a sales and events intern for Blackbird Investments, a real estate company in the heart of downtown Des Moines. I was the Articles Editor for Urban Plains — a multimedia magazine run by my senior capstone class.
I currently hold roles as an apprentice at Meredith Corporation, creating custom online content for The Foundry, and as the communication’s intern for the Des Moines Rotary Club.
My aesthetic is 1980’s newsrooms and cobblestone roads. I love Paul McCartney and Bob Woodward, two of my workaholic idols. I’m more excited when I have a full email inbox than I am to receive text messages. I prefer my books as paper not digital, just as I do my newspaper. But, I’m slowly accepting a digital-based world and learning how to function within it. As a quick and witty learner, I and never turn down an opportunity to better my journalistic skills. To learn more about what my professional involvements entail, check out my LinkedIn.
When I’m not in class or at work, I can be found at a coffee shop listening to the Beatles. I spend my limited amount of free time journaling, reading and catching up on my TV shows. I have a wide range of TV shows that I follow — dramas, competition reality TV, and comedies. I have vowed that this be the year I make my audition tape to send to my hero, Jeff Probst, and hopefully be cast on the show Survivor.
I am deeply passionate about the following: the em-dash, the Cubs, and beating my mother at board games.
Thanks for checking out my website, and I hope you enjoy reading some of my work and the blog posts that act as my public journal entries. Enjoy!