I’m an intern covering breaking news in the Tampa Bay area. I come from the cornfields of Indiana, where I study journalism as a senior at Indiana University. My favorite stories are complicated ones that tell us more about what it means to be human today. Though I reluctantly grew up in the Midwest, my family spent a few years in Jacksonville. I remember body surfing the waves of the Atlantic and walking along the water in search of shark teeth. As a newbie to the Gulf Coast, I’m excited to enjoy the soft beaches and boring — I mean calm — water. In the past, I’ve worked as an intern at NPR on the business desk in Washington, D.C., and as a breaking news intern at the Oregonian in Portland. When I’m not working, I’m probably playing Animal Crossing or trying to learn to skateboard.