Q: Your Name?
AAdrienne Coleman  

Q: At what school do you work?
A: Washington University in St. Louis

Q: How long have you been in student media?
A: I spent three years in college at The Maneater (University of Missouri)… And decades later…back at it, starting my 4th year here at Wash U.

Q: What are you most proud of at your current Student Media org?
A: I know everyone says this, and we all truly mean it…but I have to say…my obvious first thought is–the students here are super dedicated, mega-talented…and though they attend a University without an actual journalism program…the work they do here, and their enthusiasm for it, is extraordinary. 

Q: What is a fun fact about you, your town, your University?
A: Many of Wash U’s first University buildings were utilized in the 1904 World’s Fair, and Wash U’s athletic stadium, Francis Field, was the home for several events in the 1904 Olympics.

OH…and our newspaper, Student Life, is the longest-running continually published newspaper in Missouri—we’ll turn 144 years old this year–wooot!

A personal fun fact:  My parents met and fell in love here–without Wash U, I wouldn’t exist! 

Q: What is a media project you would most like to pick someone’s brain about?
A: I’ll pick anyone’s brain about anything…love to learn new tricks!

There are areas of digital that still mystify me a bit…oh–and I’m always wondering what’s legit and what’s shady about all those emails we get offering extra revenue streams…hmmmm…

Q: What is your favorite snack on a road trip?
A: Chocolate anything—anywhere, anytime=a must, be it road trip or staycation…breakfast/lunch/dinner/whatever…

Connect with Adrienne: adriennecoleman@wustl.edu