Claude Akins

M.A. Student

  • Specialty: Global Journalism
  • Areas of interest: Multimedia, Global Reporting, Writing
  • Undergrad Degree: English, Portland State University
  • Hometown: Ashland, Oregon
  • Background/goals: I studied English as an undergrad and developed a passion for the written word. While working as a sports editor in St. Helens, Oregon, I decided I wanted to return to school to expand my skill set and enter the field of global journalism.
  • Why UA: I came to UA because of the great faculty, small program size and the opportunity to live in the Sonoran Desert.