Senior / Broadcast Journalism
Derek is pursuing a career in Broadcast Journalism accompanied with a Theatre minor.
He is actively involved with PSN News as a reporter in which he takes on assignments weekly on current events on campus. Responsibilities include gathering information, interviewing the public, filming, reporting on camera and finally editing the clips into a package that will be aired on PSN News.
He held an active role in Penn State’s IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, commonly known as THON. His position as a committee member of the Merchandise Distribution committee provided him with many responsibilities. Throughout his senior year, he collaborated with his fellow committee members to sort and send out items while contributing to merchandise sales on campus to raise awareness and money for THON’s mission: to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support for the children, families, researchers, and staff of The Four Diamonds Fund. During THON weekend his title was Weekend Warrior where he took on responsibilities of overseeing the members’ shifts and acted as a communication liaison between captains and committee members.
He has a passion for the performing arts and has played various roles throughout his college career including The Children’s Hour, N.O.W., a student written, acted, directed and produced performance, and he has even sought out roles for independent short films such as Outlaw Studios production entitled “Disposable”.