University of Oregon junior Hannah Steinkopf-Frank grew up in Chicago, Illinois, but is a West Coaster at heart. She is studying journalism, international studies and African studies in the hopes of working as an international journalist. Outside of class, she helps run the University’s style blog, Dressed Up Ducks, and is a writer for Emerald Media, the student-run newspaper.
Steinkopf-Frank has already gained journalism experience during a 2014 summer internship at Bitch Media, a feminist media organization. She continues to work as a freelancer for Bitch and wrote a music feature on the history of girl groups. In addition, she is a writing intern for the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, a national merit and leadership scholarship that she herself is a recipient of.
She spent this last summer interning at Today Newspaper in Accra, Ghana through the University of Oregon’s Media in Ghana program. In Ghana, she wrote a feature on up-and-coming DJ Sonny Louis, photographed workers at a stone quarry and interviewed Nana Ama, one of the few Ghanaian journalists who openly reports on gay rights.
In Morocco, she is excited to practice her French, pick up enough Darija to get around the old medina and eat as many olives as possible. She is interested in reporting on how social issues, particularly revolving women and sexuality, are represented through art and culture. Her portfolio can be found at www.hannahsteinkopf-frank.com.