HARMON, Michelle

An Ambassador for Youth Journalism International

Michelle Harmon

I graduated high school in Boise, Idaho with several journalism awards and scholarships, and attended Ohio State University with a full-ride scholarship for journalism, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1984.  I spent a year in college on an all-expense paid, salaried internship in Tokyo for the Pacific Stars & Stripes.  I worked 10 years in Florida in university publications, and then moved to New York City, where I was treated to a real life education! After 9/11, I  went back to school for my master’s degree and teacher certification in secondary education.  I now advise the same high school newspaper from which I gained access to the world, and hope to give back all that journalism has given me.  I strongly believe a free press’s rights and responsibilities contribute to a better world.