For Sasha Feldmann, the Junior student authoress behind many of the news posts that appear on the University website, storytelling is a way of life. After graduating from Colerain High School, her love of history and philosophy led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Mount St. Joseph University in Liberal Arts, with three minors in English, creative writing, and history. “For a while I wanted to pursue medicine like my parents,” she says, “but I realized that writing can be just as meaningful and impactful in its own way.”
Sasha is a commuter and is very active on campus, acting in several productions by the Mount Drama Club, and has traveled to London, England with a group of students in the Literary London course. She also currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Dateline, the Mount’s student newspaper, and serves as the bibliographer for the International Virginia Woolf Society, under its Historian and Mount professor Drew Shannon. These and her co-op position as a PR Assistant in the University Communications division are some of the best opportunities she says she has received while studying at the Mount.
The unwavering support of the Liberal Arts department faculty has been one of the most pleasantly surprising aspects of the Mount. “They truly go above and beyond to see that you get the chances and resources you need to make your dream a reality,” she says. Their encouragement and support have surprised her in how possible it is to make a living doing what she loves. She plans to continue down the path of public relations or journalism, and is also set on becoming a published author. A message she would share with new or incoming students is to “be persistent in your pursuits and dreams, because no matter what, there is a way to prepare for it now. All you have to do is ask.”