My name is Meghan Newman. I am a junior at Drake University, double majoring in News and Writing with a minor in music. I grew up in Washington, Iowa, a small town two hours outside of Des Moines.
I grew up in a small family, with my parents and one sister. I lived in Washington my entire life until I left for college. In high school, I was involved in band, choir, drama, speech, dance and the National Honor Society. Also, I was an honor roll student who earned a few college credits through the local community college, Kirkwood based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Growing up I had no idea what I wanted to be. I changed my mind constantly, wanting a new job every week. In high school, while looking for colleges I never considered looking at Drake University. Both my grandma and my aunt had attended Drake, so it was a school I knew a lot about but I hadn’t bothered to survey it.
In my junior year, my high school held a college fair. One of the schools with a booth was Drake. I stopped and looked at a lot of schools that day but something about Drake caught my eye. My family and I scheduled a visit for the next week and that was it. I fell in love with the campus, with the students and with the atmosphere. I visited a few more times to make sure, but I knew where I would attend.
My time at Drake has so far been phenomenal-even admist a global pandemic. But one issue that continues to plague me is what I want to do after I graduate.
I’ve changed my major multiple times, from Psychology to Music to English to International Relations and finally to my current majors, News and Writing. Even with my two current majors I’m unsure of what I will do after graduation.
At Drake I am a section leader in the marching band, the recording secretary of Sigma Alpha Iota, a staff-writer at the Times Delphic, and a member of the Drake Democrats.
Outside of School
Outside of Drake, I work two jobs, one off-campus and one in the residence halls as a front desk worker. I also enjoy volunteering at a local animal shelter, Aheinz57 in DeSoto, Iowa.
This summer I am interning at College Magazine, working as a writer.
To contact me, visit my contact page.