Jenneke Oostman has wanderlust, but writing and journalism came first.
“I’ve always wanted to pursue a career that would enable me to write. I decided journalism was my calling freshman year of college after taking a journalism class taught by ex-Psychology Today editor-in-chief Marilyn Webb,” says Oostman, a Creative Writing major and Journalism minor at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. The same journalism professor also encouraged Oostman to apply for ASME.
Once through the ASME doors, Oostman could land an internship at one of her favorite magazines, Travel + Leisure. At her magazine, she loves doing travel research: “Learning about the world fascinates me. I'm addicted to the foreign,” she explains. Oostman studied abroad in Denmark last year, but she is planning on going abroad once again, to the University of Hyderabad in Hyderabad, India, where she will complete her undergraduate degree.
T + L is obviously a great place for such fascination, and even led Oostman to a chance to author a few travel blog posts for the magazine’s website.
The hometown of the travel-enthusiast is Seattle, Washington, but she enjoys spending this summer in New York City, where the crowds, the chaos, and the convenience of everything is appealing for her. “I wouldn’t mind living in NYC, but I also want live in different cities around the world,” she adds.
No wonder that after finishing college in India, she will continue traveling the world for a tad bit more.
~ Burcu Noyan
Vassar College ‘13
ASME Intern at Lucky