- Class Year 2007
- Degree B.A. Communication
As the San Juan Bureau Chief for media giant Thompson Reuters, Nick Brown is on assignment in Puerto Rico, where he is covering the country's economic and humanitarian crises in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The 2007 graduate, who majored in communication with a writing specialization and held a minor in political science, credits his Loyola education and his time studying abroad in Rome for teaching him to leave his comfort zone and develop compassion for those less fortunate, qualities he considers essential for his career. “Professors and administrators constantly reminded us, in true Jesuit spirit, that we were privileged, and that there was a whole world out there that it was our mission to interact with and make better,” says Brown. As a student at Loyola, Brown served as Opinions Editor for The Greyhound student newspaper, worked for the English department, and interned with the Baltimore Sun. “The desire to make my living as a writer long predated my college career, but Loyola confirmed it, and it was at Loyola that I finally had a chance to start building this life."
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All you can ask of a college is that it push its students to be self-reflective and observant, that it teach them to have the courage and the appetite go to the far reaches of the world and develop a compassion for their fellow human. Loyola encouraged that.